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  • Obama Readying Emissions Limits on Power Plants

    06/19/2013 8:21:47 PM PDT · by lbryce · 65 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 19, 2013 | John M Btoder
    President Obama is preparing regulations limiting carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants, senior officials said Wednesday. The move would be the most consequential climate policy step he could take and one likely to provoke legal challenges from Republicans and some industries. Electric power plants are the largest single source of global warming pollution in the country, responsible for nearly 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. With sweeping climate legislation effectively dead in Congress, the decision on existing power plants — which a 2007 Supreme Court decision gave to the executive branch — has been among the most closely watched...