“I don’t know what either Democrats or Republicans are prepared to do at this point, because this is one of those issues that is not just a partisan issue. I think there are regional differences,” Obama said of climate legislation at his first White House news conference since winning reelection.
Obama touted existing administration policies he said are helping to curb emissions. They include major increases in vehicle mileage standards that have already been finalized for model years through 2025, and administration aid for green power projects.
But he said that plans for second-term policies remain a work in progress. “We have not done as much as we need to,” Obama said.
“You can expect that you will hear more from me in the coming months and years about how we can shape an agenda that garners bipartisan support and helps move this agenda forward,” he said.
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