“The president will be taking action by executive order through his administration,” Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA) said at a press conference on Friday unveiling his Safe Climate Caucus, which will work to pressure House Republicans to take up a climate change initiative.
“We’ve asked the White House to coordinate their activities throughout the various departments and the various areas within the administration,” Waxman explained. “The EPA [Environmental Protection Agency] can do a lot more. They’ve proposed regulating new power plants to control emissions, they can go forward and complete that rule.”
“The Department of Energy can move forward on greater energy efficiency, particularly with appliances – which brings not just a reduction in emissions but a reduction in costs for the consumer.”