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Obama's climate legacy: 8 years of troubles and triumphs

Many consider President Obama, with his stated commitment to climate action, the first U.S. leader to elevate climate change to the upper ranks of national policy. Over the last eight years, U.S. greenhouse gas emissions have dropped 9 percent, according to the White House, and policies are in place to make deeper cuts in the power and transportation sectors. But for all the credit that Obama gets, he has critics, too.

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