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Reaction to Obama’s global warming plan

The Associated Press Reaction from lawmakers, environmental activists, industry groups and others to President Barack Obama’s proposal to cut carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. power plants: ___ “This is the beginning of the end of America’s long, dirty power plant era.” — Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., co-author of failed bill to limit carbon emissions ___ “The president’s plan is ...

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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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Senators seek more time to comment on coal plant emission standards


By Forum News Service  BISMARCK — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators wants the Environmental Protection Agency to allow extra time for public comment on proposed rules expected to be released next week for greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal-fired power plants. Sens. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and Deb Fischer, R-Neb., led a letter sent by 47 senators last week to EPA ...

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Georgia electric plants cut carbon faster than the nation

By Matt Kempner | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution As federal regulators prepare to reveal new pollution limits Monday to fight climate change, Georgia still has the nation’s biggest carbon-polluting power plant, Plant Scherer near Macon. But the state also has cut carbon dioxide emissions more sharply than the national average in recent years, according to the author of a new collaborative ...

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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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