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– Michael Boots




President Barack Obama looks at the Grand Canyon in Arizona on Aug. 16, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

CEQ Blog

  • 2016 Budget Highlights President's Commitment to Conservation

    The President's Fiscal Year 2016 Budget reaffirms his commitment to protecting our treasured lands and waters, restoring iconic ecosystems, and supporting landowners.

  • Energy Efficiency Through Outdoor Lighting – What a Bright Idea!

    As the Presidential Challenge for Advanced Outdoor Lighting engages local governments to swap old outdoor bulbs for more energy efficient options, the Federal Government is leading by example with lighting installations and replacements that save taxpayer dollars and cut emissions.

  • Supporting Water Projects that Communities Want

    When communities are involved in key water infrastructure projects, like with Kansas City's Blue River channel modification project, the Federal Government can speed up project approvals, cut costs, and support projects with the greatest economic and community benefits.

  • Health Care Leaders Recognize Climate Risk, Take Action

    Climate change is putting our public health and health care facilities at risk, and the Administration is committing to support leaders in the health care industry as they take action.

  • Action at Home, Leadership Abroad: Our Path to Climate Progress

    After returning from COP 20 in Lima, Peru, where countries are meeting to pave the way for an international climate change agreement, Mike Boots highlights how the U.S. has played a leading role in domestic and international efforts to combat climate change.

Climate Action Plan

On June 25, 2013, President Obama laid out his comprehensive plan for steady action to reduce carbon pollution in America, prepare our country for the impacts of climate change, and lead global efforts to fight it. Learn more about the President's Plan:

  • Text of the President's Speech
  • Weekly Address
  • Infographic
  • Fact Sheet
  • The Climate Action Plan
  • What Business Leaders are Saying
  • Disproving the Myths
  • How Climate Change Impacts Your State