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Texas politicians cough at Obama anti-pollution changes

Stephen Green, The Huntsville Item, TX HUNTSVILLE — Texas politicians are among the usual cast of Republican characters who are outraged at new regulations announced Monday by the Environmental Protection Agency. The new regulations would require states to reduce their carbon pollution by 30 percent by 2030. Texas in particular must cut their use by 39 percent. U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady, ...

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Obama climate rule promises early health benefits

Michael Hawthorne for Chicago Tribune By targeting the nation’s biggest sources of heat-trapping pollution, President Barack Obama is seeking to help forestall droughts, floods and other disasters that are projected to become more frequent, intense and expensive as the global climate changes. But federal rules requiring a dramatic cut in carbon dioxide emissions from coal- and gas-fired power plants also ...

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EDITORIAL: President Barack Obama’s tough love for the planet

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 The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel The Obama administration finally took the leadership role it needs to take on climate change when the Environmental Protection Agency announced a plan Monday to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30% from 2005 levels by 2030. The plan won’t take final form until next year, but the administration has set the right target, ...

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Obama carbon rule gives states more time to comply

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By DINA CAPPIELLO and JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday that cuts carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years, but pushes the deadline for some states to comply until long after President Barack Obama leaves ...

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Obama makes public health pitch for carbon rules

Josh Lederman | The Associated Press WASHINGTON — As governors, businesses and environmentalists brace for new limits on power plant pollution, President Barack Obama is casting his unprecedented effort to curb greenhouse gases as essential to protect the health and wellbeing of children. “I refuse to condemn our children to a planet that’s beyond fixing,” Obama said in his weekly ...

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EPA seeks to cut power plant carbon by 30 percent


By Dina Cappiello for the Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday will roll out a plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30 percent by 2030, setting the first national limits on the chief gas linked to global warming. The rule, which is expected to be final next year, is a centerpiece ...

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Obama climate-change plan would close some AEP plants, CEO says

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Mark Chediak, Bloomberg News Service via Columbus Dispatch American Electric Power Co., the top U.S. operator of coal-burning power plants, expects to shut some of its largest units if the Obama administration proposes a 25 percent greenhouse-emission cut. The company would likely have to retire plants that can’t be relied on to deliver electricity if the Environmental Protection Agency requires ...

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New carbon dioxide rules will affect Ohio

By Lynn Hulsey – Staff Writer, Dayton Daily News, OH Rules that will for the first time limit carbon dioxide emissions are likely to have a big impact in coal-dependent Ohio. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected on Monday to issue the proposed rules, which will then go through a period of public comment and culminate in final rules. ...

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Obama will let states decide how to cut greenhouse gas emissions


WASHINGTON –President Barack Obama is about to unveil the centerpiece of his agenda to fight climate change, a much anticipated rule to slash the emissions of planet-warming gases from power plants. The president will call for major reductions, according to sources familiar with the planning, with each state given its own greenhouse gas emissions reduction target and the power to ...

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Editorial: New emission rules: Opposition growing ahead of roll out

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (Bluefield, W.Va.) Lawmakers serving the region are taking renewed and necessary steps to promote clean coal technology. At the same they are correctly voicing opposition to the new and unprecedented emission rules the Obama administration is expected to roll out early next month that will directly impact coal-fired power plants. In addition to killing good-paying jobs and ...

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