Climate Change

"E.P.A. to Aim for a 30 Percent Cut in Carbon Emissions"

"The Obama administration on Monday will announce one of the strongest actions ever taken by the United States government to fight climate change, a proposed Environmental Protection Agency regulation to cut carbon pollution from the nation’s power plants 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, according to people briefed on the plan." EPA Press Advisory for 10:30 am EDT announcement by Administrator Gina McCarthy of announcement on carbon emissions, including link to livestream.

Source: NY Times, 06/02/2014

Obama Said to Be Planning to Use Executive Authority on Carbon Rule

"President Obama will use his executive authority to cut carbon emissions from the nation’s coal-fired power plants by up to 20 percent, according to people familiar with his plans, which will spur the creation of a state cap-and-trade program forcing industry to pay for the carbon pollution it creates."

Source: NY Times, 05/30/2014


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