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Obama's clean power plan

 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:07 am    Post subject: Obama's clean power plan Reply with quote

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/aug/03/obamas-clean-power-plan-hailed-as-strongest-ever-climate-action-by-a-us-president

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Obama's clean power plan hailed as US's strongest ever climate action

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Hundreds of businesses including eBay, Nestle and General Mills have issued their support for Barack Obamas clean power plan, billed as the strongest action ever on climate change by a US president.

The rules, announced on Monday, are designed to cut emissions from power plants and have been strengthened in terms of the long-term ambition as originally proposed by the president last year, but slightly weakened in the short-term in a concession to states reliant on highly-polluting coal.

White House adviser Brian Deese said the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules represented the biggest step that any single president has made to curb the carbon pollution that is fuelling climate change. The US is the worlds second biggest carbon emitter after China.

Another sound bite or a genuine attempt to curb emissions?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too little, too late and mostly sound bites
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Little John wrote:
Too little, too late and mostly sound bites


Agreed. He's nothing to lose now.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mainly sound bites, but still a small step in the right direction.
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