The historic win of now President-elect Barack Obama has had Americans and the rest of the world excited and hopeful at what could be a great change for the better. And on the environmental front, Barack’s win has had conservationalists overjoyed with the results.
According to the LCV (The League of Conservation Voters), the general election gave astounding results for pro-environmentalists, with a massive 84% of the wins, from governors to the senate.
“LCV is proud to have helped so many environmental champions win in 2008 and to be within reach our principal goal of a 60-vote pro-environment majority in the U.S. Senate.
With strong new leaders like these, we expect to pass significant global warming and clean energy legislation in the next year. With President Obama leading the way, we will help this new Congress bring about a clean, renewable energy future and a new energy economy for America.”
Said LCV President Gene Karpinski. And they have reason to be happy that the Bush administration is on on its way out. Even in its last weeks of office, environmental groups still have cause for worry as it has been reported that they have been trying to push some anti-environmental laws into effect before they leave.
As reported in the New Scientist:
“…The rule changes include getting wolves off the Endangered Species List, allowing power plants to operate near national parks, relaxing regulations for factory farm waste and making it easier for mountaintop coal-mining operations.”
So whether you voted red or blue, the effect the new presidency will have on our home planet is something we should all eagerly anticipate. Lets hope the change we need is what we get.