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Obama Administration's Environmental Record Failures

Solyndra isn’t the only wall President Obama’s green agenda has hit. In fact, the White House’s bold plans to give the country a green facelift have been plagued by problems and reversals, write Newsweek’s Daniel Stone and Eleanor Clift. While largely successful, a program to weatherize homes resulted in shoddy work that didn’t fix problems. State governments often do not have people trained to execute federal programs, and are therefore unprepared to handle large sums of money. In the middle of these dilemmas, the administration has reversed itself on environmental regulations. It wants to change the narrative on its green record, but with this rough start, it won’t be easy.