Obama acts on climate change

President Obama is unveiling a new set of power plant regulations hailed by The New York Times as “the strongest action ever taken in the United States to combat climate change.” The plan could shutter hundreds of coal-fired power plants, stop construction of new coal plants and fuel a shift toward wind and solar power by providing incentives for renewable energy. The final rules are reportedly stronger than earlier proposals, requiring existing power plants to cut emissions 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. The plan faces opposition from Republican lawmakers and coal companies, who have vowed to sue

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