Environmental advocacy groups hope President Obama's words on climate change during the inaugural will lead to something tangible.
The President mentioned the issue in his inaugural address saying that failure to respond to climate change will betray future generations.
Groups like the Sierra Club say President Obama should use executive orders and regulations through the EPA rather than leave the decision to congress.
A criticism of Obama's 2012 campaign was that he made little mention of climate policy.
An environmental advocate says he thinks the President may give details in the State of the Union address next month.