Friday, May 30, 2014

Obama to unveil historic climate change plan to cut US carbon pollution

Suzanne Goldberg
theguardian.com, Thursday 29 May 2014 16.11 EDT

President Barack Obama will unveil a plan on Monday that will cut carbon pollution from power plants and promote cap-and-trade, undertaking the most significant action on climate change in American history.

The proposed regulations Obama will launch at the White House on Monday could cut carbon pollution by as much as 25% from about 1,600 power plants in operation today, according to those claiming familiarity with the plan.

Power plants are the country's single biggest source of carbon pollution – responsible for up to 40% of the country's emissions.

The rules, which were drafted by the Environmental Protection Agency and are under review by the White House, are expected to do more than Obama, or any other president, has done so far to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions responsible for climate change.

(More here.)

1 Comments:

Blogger Patrick Dempsey said...

executive orders. how things get done in this country. sad. but, I will continue in my role as enemy of the state. They'll have to kill me to shut me up. And I'm sure they'll try!

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