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Jun 3, 2014

McConnell plans Senate effort to preempt EPA carbon crackdown

WASHINGTON, June 3 (Reuters) – Senate Minority Leader Mitch
McConnell on Tuesday introduced a bill that would try to block
newly proposed government regulations that seek to curb carbon
emissions from U.S. power plants.

McConnell, a Republican who represents Kentucky – a major
coal-producing state which is also reliant on coal for
electricity generation – faces a tight re-election battle in
November’s elections and has been campaigning on a promise to
protect the state’s ailing coal sector.

Jun 3, 2014
Jun 3, 2014
Jun 2, 2014

U.S. green groups see need to nudge Obama’s ‘opening bid’ on carbon cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In large part, the wide-ranging reaction to President Barack Obama’s signature effort to cut power plant carbon emissions could have been written months in advance.

Key Republicans and many industrial groups decried it as a job-killing war on coal that would drive up power prices; environmentalists and many Democrats hailed it as a landmark measure making good on Obama’s pledge to tackle climate change.

Jun 2, 2014
Jun 2, 2014
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

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
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.