Obama Administration

Accomplishments on Environment

  • Marine national monument that will permanently protect nearly 5,000 square miles of underwater canyons and mountains off the coast of New England designated by President Obama
    Sep 15 2016
  • Marine national monument that will permanently protect 582,578 square miles of land and sea in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands designated by President Obama
    Aug 26 2016
  • 87,500 acres of wildlife, forests, rivers and mountains in Maine‚Äôs North Woods designated as a national monument that will be protected by the National Park Service
  • Environmentally dangerous methane emissions from the oil and gas sector regulated for the first time under new rule by the Environmental Protection Agency
    May 12 2016
  • Offshore drilling off the Atlantic Coast prohibited after local communities voiced strong opposition
  • Consumers who reduce their electricity use during peak hours receive a discount through new rule by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
    Jan 25 2016
  • New coal mining leases on public lands halted under new rule by the Department of Interior
    Jan 14 2016
  • Environmentally hazardous plastic microbeads found in personal care products banned from being manufactured in the U.S.
    Dec 18 2015
  • Solar and wind energy production to double in size through a five year extension of Federal tax credits
    Dec 18 2015
  • World community pledges to prevent global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees celsius
    Dec 12 2015
  • Final phase of Keystone pipeline rejected because it would not serve the national interest of the United States
    Nov 06 2015
  • Each state must reduce carbon emissions by set amounts by 2030
    Aug 04 2015
  • Six major world powers reach agreement with Iran to curb their nuclear program
    Jul 14 2015
  • National monuments consist of 260 Million Acres throughout America
    Jul 12 2015
  • President Obama pledges $3 Billion to global fund assisting poor countries coping with climate change
    Nov 14 2014
  • China and the United States agree to cut greenhouse gas emissions by up to twenty-five percent by 2030
    Nov 12 2014