Before signing new executive orders on his green agenda this morning, President Obama laid out three priorities in the areas of energy independence, fuel efficiency and emissions.
On energy independence: “Embedded in the American soil, wind and sun … we have the capacity to change. … America will not be held hostage by dwindling resources.”
On fuel efficiency: “We must ensure that the fuel efficient cars of tomorrow are built right here.” He will implement stricter fuel efficiency standards beginning in 2011.
On emissions: Washington will no longer “stand in the way” of the efforts by California and other states to enact stricter emissions standards than those in place nationally.