How Obama's Climate Plan Complicates Things For Calif.

Law360, New York (September 9, 2013, 6:26 PM EDT) -- In June, President Barack Obama unveiled his climate action plan and emphasized three overarching goals: (1) reduce domestic carbon dioxide emissions by 17 percent between 2005 and 2020, (2) prepare the United States for the impacts of climate change and (3) lead international efforts to combat climate change.

While few specifics were offered to achieve these goals, Obama’s climate change action plan includes more than 30 new actions, such as efforts to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas development and the expanded use of renewables,...
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