The president promised to take action to stop climate change if legislators didn't, but the new EPA regulations are likely to encounter a stiff fight.
House members like Rep. Kevin McCarthy are still avid fossil-fuel proponents, but they've begun to advocate for renewables, too.
Thursday's confirmation hearing for President Obama's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency became the latest forum for an ongoing argument over global warming, jobs, the future of the U.S. coal industry, and the role of the federal government.
In his two terms as governor of the largest state in the nation, he championed policies to promote clean energy and fight climate change.
Worried that rising costs could doom his reelection and battered by Republicans, the president rehashes his energy policy.
The Texas governor unveiled his plan to spur the economy with energy projects, claiming it will reduce unemployment by 1.2 million
While tea partiers maintain global warming isn't a problem, an environmental schism is widening within the party