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Jun 3, 2014

In Poland, Obama reassures eastern Europe allies over Ukraine

WARSAW (Reuters) – President Barack Obama assured Poland and its eastern European neighbors on Tuesday that the U.S. commitment to their security was sacrosanct at the start of a four-day trip meant to show U.S. resolve after the Russian intervention in Ukraine.

The White House unveiled plans for a $1 billion initiative to send more of its military to Europe on a temporary basis but stopped short of promising to beef up its permanent presence as some of Washington’s allies are seeking. It said the United States would review its force presence on the continent.

Jun 2, 2014

U.S. unveils sweeping plan to slash power plant pollution

WASHINGTON, June 2 (Reuters) – The U.S. power sector must
cut carbon dioxide emissions 30 percent by 2030 from 2005
levels, according to federal regulations unveiled on Monday that
form the centerpiece of the Obama administration’s climate
change strategy.

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.

Jun 2, 2014
Jun 2, 2014

U.S. to unveil sweeping rules to cut power plant pollution

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.

Jun 1, 2014

U.S. to seek 30 percent cut in power-plant carbon pollution

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.

Jun 1, 2014
Jun 1, 2014

White House turns blind eye on Democrats who oppose climate rules

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.

May 31, 2014

Ahead of power plant push, Obama ties climate change to health hazards

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
elderly.

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.

May 30, 2014
May 30, 2014
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      "Jeff Mason covers the White House for Reuters. He was the lead correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and has been posted in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain, traveling with all three candidates. Jeff has also been posted in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry and Brussels, Belgium, where he covered climate change and the European Union. He has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, BBC, and NPR. Jeff is a graduate of Northwestern University and a former Fulbright scholar."
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