Let Obama Know a "C" Isn’t Good Enough to Protect Our Environment
President Barack Obama's first year in office has been a good news/bad news story for the environment. On endangered species, he revoked some damaging Bush-era policies but also stripped protection from gray wolves in the Northern Rockies and Great Lakes. On climate, he followed the Supreme Court's lead and declared carbon dioxide a threat to human health and welfare, but provided virtually no leadership in congressional and Copenhagen negotiations to develop a real solution to global warming. In our oceans, he took initial steps to address ocean acidification, but also increased the number of endangered sea turtles that can be caught and killed by industrial longline fisheries.
Overall, the Center for Biological Diversity gives the president's environmental record so far a "C."
President Obama's record, while much better than Bush's, is disappointing so far. He has not lived up to his campaign promises by a long shot. Luckily, there's still time to get him back on track: We have to show him America cares. Please personalize the letter below and send President Obama a clear message that a "C" isn’t good enough to protect our animals, plants and wild lands.