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Obama's climate change policy appears to survive early court challenge
Obama's climate change policy appears to survive early court challenge

President Obama’s ambitious plan to battle climate change by forcing power plants to reduce their greenhouse gases appeared to survive its first court challenge Thursday, but only because the formal rules are still pending at the Environmental Protection Agency. Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which calls for a 30% reduction in carbon pollution by 2030, could be the signature environmental achievement of his presidency. But his plan is moving forward without the approval of Congress, including the new Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), a fierce defender of the coal industry. With no prospects for new regulatory legislation, Obama’s EPA administrators last year...

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