WASHINGTON, June 2 (Reuters) – The U.S. power sector will
need to emit 30 percent less carbon dioxide by 2030 than it did
in 2005, according to new federal regulations – the centerpiece
of the Obama administration’s climate change strategy – to be
unveiled on Monday.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal is one of the
most significant environmental rules proposed by the United
States, and could transform the power sector, which relies on
coal for nearly 38 percent of electricity.
WASHINGTON, June 1 (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency plans on Monday to propose a 30 percent cut in
carbon dioxide emissions from the country’s existing power
plants by 2030, people briefed on the proposal told Reuters.
Word of some of the proposal’s components came before
Monday’s unveiling by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. They mark
the most sweeping and significant environmental regulations
introduced by the Obama administration.
Obama called Senate and House Democrats today to thank them for their support of the EPA carbon pollution standards, a WH official says
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats in Republican-leaning states have a simple strategy for dealing with President Barack Obama’s upcoming power plant restrictions before the mid-term elections: Fight them, with the White House’s blessing.
The new rules, popular with the Democratic Party’s base, are one of Obama’s highest domestic priorities for his second term.
WASHINGTON, May 31 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama kicked
off a campaign to promote new restrictions on U.S. power plant
emissions on Saturday by tying the fight against climate change
with efforts to promote better health for children and the
In his weekly radio address, Obama said the United States
had to do more to reduce carbon emissions so that children
suffering from asthma and other related ailments did not face
further problems as a result of polluted air.