Volume 92 Issue 22 | p. 8 | News of The Week
Issue Date: June 2, 2014 | Web Date: May 30, 2014

White House To Present Plan For Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions From Coal-Fired Power Plants

Emissions: Proposal to address climate change will be politically contentious
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: climate change, CO2, coal-fired power plants, Clean Air Act

President Barack Obama on June 2 will present his scheme for lowering carbon dioxide emissions from the nation’s coal-fired power plants. Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency proposal under the Clean Air Act is part of his plan to address climate change, which he announced a year ago.

The proposal is critical to greenhouse gas reduction because coal-fired power plants are responsible for 40% of U.S. CO2 emissions. Coal serves as the primary source of U.S. electricity, . . .

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