In honor of Earth Day, Obama Administration officials will answer our questions on environment and energy policy in a live “Open for Questions” event on Thursday. The live chat will stream from the South Lawn on of the White House on Thursday, April 21 at 4:30pm, EDT. Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality Nancy Sutley and Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change Heather Zichal will answer people’s questions about energy and environment on the eve of Earth Day. The range of issues needing clarity is stunning, but here are a few questions that might get us started:
Do you believe that clean coal exists?
What’s the worst thing that would happen if we addressed carbon emission reduction goals in a serious way?
What can the government do to discourage gas use?
What one piece of legislation would make the most difference to the future of our planet if it passed?
When will the U.S. end subsidies to oil companies?
Should Earth Day be a national holiday? (OK, I just threw that in )
Given the disaster at Fukushima, how should U.S. policy on nuclear power change?
What role with the U.S. take in the next round of U.N. climate talks?
What has the Administration done to prevent another catastrophe like the BP oil spill?