Next Tuesday is the State of the Union Address. The president's team has been out telling anyone who will listen that things are getting better for the planet and the climate thanks to administration policies.
But President Obama's record is mixed bag, and his administration is sending us mixed signals. One day they're sweating climate change, calling it a grave threat to the national interest and promising real action. The next day they're considering allowing fracking for natural gas on public lands and opening the Arctic to extreme oil drilling. And of course, we're still waiting for an official follow-up on the president's comment on Keystone XL that "...our national interest will be served only if this project does not significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution."
Here's what we're looking for in Obama's speech next week.