Gutierrez accused Obama and his administration of “playing it safe.”
“Playing it safe means that ‘We’re going to abandon our values and abandon a community that we said we were going to support and defend,'” he said during a press conference Monday morning at Casa Michoacan in the city’s Pilsen neighborhood.
“Playing it safe, maybe it wins elections, maybe it loses elections, but playing it safe rarely leads to fairness, rarely leads to justice and almost never leads to good public policy which you can be proud of,” Gutierrez said.
Supporters of a popular energy savings bill and the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline say they will keep trying to force Senate action on the measures, even after they were defeated amid partisan gridlock in the Senate.
majority of Illinois voters say they trust the Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA), not Congress, to decide limits on harmful carbon emissions from power plants, a new Public Policy Polling survey shows.
voters are also more likely to throw their support behind candidates
for U.S. Senate who support EPA's proposed carbon pollution regulations
for power plants, rather than those who oppose them, according to the
poll conducted on behalf of the Natural Resources Defense Council
"We continue to see public support for limits on carbon
pollution from power plants and extraordinary public skepticism about
Congress trying to prevent that,” David Goldston, director of
NRDC's government affairs program, said on a conference call with reporters Tuesday. “That’s an important message as the
administration moves ahead, as the president has said it will, with
putting out power plant standards to limit carbon pollution for the