Now that Obama has become the US President, is the future greener?

Now that Obama has become the US President, is the future greener?
Unless you have been in hibernation for the past few months, edie readers cannot fail to have noticed that Barack Obama has been inaugurated as the US President this week, replacing the man many environmentalists referred to as the Toxic Texan. Obama has made a lot of promises to create a greener future for America, but will he live up to them?
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