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California is two steps ahead on climate rules proposed by EPA
California is two steps ahead on climate rules proposed by EPA

When California launched its landmark global warming law in the final years of the George W. Bush administration, it was a risky act of defiance from a state frustrated by federal inaction on climate change. Now, the federal government is trying to catch up — and that could position the state to cash in on its energy policy gamble. California's laws are stricter than the Environmental Protection Agency rule, formally proposed Monday. The EPA would require the nation's power plants to cut carbon dioxide emissions 30% by 2030 from 2005 levels. If the rule is finalized in its current form next year, California can easily adhere to it. In addition, other states are likely...

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