Volume 93 Issue 44 | p. 8 | News of The Week
Issue Date: November 9, 2015 | Web Date: November 4, 2015

U.S. Congress Moves To Nullify Obama Regulation Of Power Plant Carbon Dioxide

Legislation: Lawmakers seek to torpedo President’s hallmark policy on climate change
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: climate change, Congress, greenhouse gas emissions, power plants

While governments from around the world are preparing to finalize a new climate change agreement by mid-December, many in the U.S. Congress are attempting to undermine President Barack Obama’s negotiating stance. Those lawmakers hope to scuttle Obama’s centerpiece policy to curb carbon dioxide emissions from fossil-fuel-fired power plants, saying it will raise consumers’ electricity bills too much.

That policy, called the Clean Power Plan, is an Environmental Protection Agency rule that . . .

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