Monday, February 18, 2013

The US Climate Change Rally: Environmental Hope And change?

Even though the Obama administration seem unable to free itself from the clutches of the Big Oil lobby, will the latest climate change rally at the D.C. Beltway end the environmental deadlock?

By: Ringo Bones

Environmental activist spent months planning the event and looks like the Sunday afternoon climate change rally in Washington D.C. urging the Obama administration to adopt a more environmentally friendly energy policy and to break itself from the clutches of the Big Oil and Coal lobby started to turn out to be the biggest environmental rally in recent years. Even though it is the biggest environmentally oriented rally on the D.C. Beltway in recent years, what chances does it have of initiating a significant change of the US government’s policy towards a more environmentally friendly and more sustainable energy policy?

Back in Wednesday, February 13, 2013, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Daryl Hannah were one of the high profile persons arrested protesting the Keystone Oil Pipeline over the project’s environmental impact and its ability to offer true energy independence for America. And the Sunday afternoon US Climate Change Rally in the D.C. Beltway are focusing their concerns over the harmful environmental impact of the Keystone Oil Pipeline.

If the Obama administration manages to make a genuine change on the US government’s energy policy towards a more environmentally friendly and sustainable path, America’s carbon dioxide emissions would probably be reduced significantly because latest studies show that 57 percent of the carbon dioxide in our atmosphere can be traced to man-mad industrial processes of crude oil and coal burning. The ball on climate change action is already on the Obama administration’s court when it comes to moving away from unsustainable and environmentally unfriendly fossil fuel burning to run America’s wheels and engines of industry. 

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