Obama to order government to cut greenhouse gases

Obama penPresident Barack Obama is directing the federal government to cut its emissions of heat-trapping gases blamed for global warming.

Obama will sign an executive order targeting greenhouse gases at the White House on Thursday. The White House says a number of major companies that sell to the federal government will also announce commitments to cut their emissions.

The Obama administration has been working to show it is taking action at home in hopes of spurring other countries to do the same. The U.S. and other nations will soon unveil their national contributions to a global climate treaty to be finalized in Paris in December.

To highlight the initiative, Obama will tour solar panels on the roof of the Energy Department’s headquarters and discuss the targets with major federal suppliers.


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    I will say it again.

    Shutter the White House, and move the Obama’s into a trailer.

    No more vacations.

    Park the limo and ground the entire congressional fleet, including Air Force One and Marine One, and buy Barry a Prius.

    Close the Capitol and have congress telecommute from their private homes.

    Disband the Secret Service and get Barry a whistle.

    Disaster averted.

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