Item of Interest
Today, the President begins shaping his legacy on climate change, when the EPA introduces its new standards for carbon emissions for power plants. According to The Wall Street Journal,
"The Environmental Protection Agency will propose mandating power plants cut U.S. carbon-dioxide emissions 30% by 2030 from levels of 25 years earlier — an ambitious target that marks the first-ever attempt at limiting such pollution. The rule-making proposal, to be unveiled Monday, sets in motion the main piece of President Obama's climate-change agenda and is designed to give states and power companies flexibility in reaching the target. But it also will face political resistance and becomes fodder in midterm congressional races, particularly in energy-producing states, and is destined to trigger lawsuits from states and industry that oppose it."
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