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Barack Obama Breaking News: Obama's Executive Order To Combat Wildlife Trafficking Lauded By Conservation Groups

by Wochit 1:18 mins

Barack Obama Breaking News: Obama's Executive Order To Combat Wildlife Trafficking Lauded By Conservation Groups

by Wochit 1:18 mins

Less than a week after making an unprecedented climate change speech at Georgetown University, President Barack Obama took another historic step for the environment by signing an executive order to combat wildlife trafficking. The order pledges $10 million to combat the illegal wildlife trade, a presidential task force that will develop a national strategy and a promise to work with international groups and governments to crack down on trafficking. In a major concession to business groups, the Obama administration unexpectedly announced a one-year delay, until 2105, in a central requirement of the new health care law that medium and large companies provide coverage for their workers or face fines. Nigerian businessman Tony Elumelu, who backed President Barack Obama's Africa Power initiative with a $2.5 billion investment-pledge, said the lack of competition in the continent's nascent power sector makes it an investment gem. Obama's $7 billion plan to shine "light where currently there's darkness" in Africa by doubling access to power on the world's poorest continent, will be backed by another $9 billion in private sector money.

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