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Obama to target power plants' carbon dioxide emissions
Obama to target power plants' carbon dioxide emissions

CHICAGO — On Monday, President Obama plans to unveil what is likely to be the most significant initiative of his presidency to combat climate change: a new rule to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants, the country's single greatest source of the heat-trapping gas. In Washington, the announcement, which would bypass Congress and use Obama's authority under the Clean Air Act to achieve greenhouse gas reductions, will stir threats of lawsuits, claims of job losses and charges that the president has revived his "war on coal." By contrast, in some coal-reliant states, power companies and regulators are talking of a more pragmatic approach, planning...

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