President Barack Obama is visiting the Alaskan Arctic. It’s the first such visit by a sitting U.S. president. Meanwhile, his political critics as well as his allies, continue to criticize his climate policy over decisions like the Keystone XL pipeline, offshore energy drilling and carbon emission standards. We’ll talk about Obama’s climate policy with Mark Hertsgaard, environment correspondent for The Nation magazine. His latest article is ”Three Weeks After Obama Announced His Clean-Power Plan, He Greenlit New Oil Drilling in the Arctic.” His most recent book is HOT: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth. We’ll ask Hertsgaard about what he calls Mr. Obama’s “bafflingly two-faced climate policy”.
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