70 US NGOs urge Obama to deliver on climate change in second term.

Guardian: “More than 70 environmental groups called on Barack Obama to take the lead on climate change on Monday, urging him to shut down ageing power plants and block a controversial tar sands pipeline project.” “In an open letter (PDF), environmental groups reminded Obama of his promise to act on climate change in his second term – and then laid out three specific actions including shutting down the Keystone XL pipeline. ….Obama, on the night of his re-election, ranked climate change as one of the three priorities of his second term. The devastation of superstorm Sandy also brought climate change back into the public conversation. Environmental leaders now concede that policy of “climate silence” (in the first term) was a mistake – one they do not want to replicate in an Obama second term.”