On Wednesday Obama tapped Brian Deese, deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, to take over the White House's energy and environment portfolio.
Comment represents an apparent about-face from stance he took as a moderate member of the U.S. House.
A presidential task force will propose new ways Tuesday to curb pirate fishing, administration officials said,
Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) warns in a memo Friday that climate costs will hurt the federal budget
The Environmental Protection Agency will propose Friday to limit mining activity in Alaska's Bristol Bay
The administration won't issue a final Keystone XL pipeline decision until after the midterms, now that a key court case won't be heard until September
A powerful fishing council said Monday it opposes Obama's plan to expand ocean protections in the Pacific.
President Obama vowed to protect marine landscapes Tuesday, while actor Leonardo DiCaprio pledged $7 million to the cause.
EPA's climate rule, now two days old, is already the subject of an ad war
"One of the great blessings of being an American is that we are blessed with some of the most beautiful landscapes and real estate on Earth," Obama said.