Obama Climate Plan Cuts Power Plants' Carbon Emissions

Law360, New York (June 25, 2013, 12:01 PM ET) -- President Barack Obama laid out his climate change action plan on Tuesday, calling for federal regulators to enact greenhouse gas emissions standards for both new and existing power plants and insisting that he will not approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline if the project seriously increases carbon pollution.

Claiming that the administration has a moral obligation to reduce pollution for future generations, Obama's plan directs the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to “work closely with states, industry and other stakeholders” to enact the nation's first-ever greenhouse gas...
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