From the New York Times
President Obama is expected to announce on Monday an Environmental Protection Agency regulation to cut carbon pollution from the nation’s 600 coal-fired power plants, in a speech that government analysts in Beijing, Brussels and beyond will scrutinize to determine how serious the president is about fighting global warming.As someone who's been watching the inaction on climate change in this country along with a do-nothing GOP House, I'm sure this will get the Faux News and right wingers all in an uproar. But at the same time, Obama could cure cancer and they'd still find a way to complain.
The regulation will be Mr. Obama’s most forceful effort to reverse 20 years of relative inaction on climate change by the United States, which has stood as the greatest obstacle to international efforts to slow the rise of heat-trapping gases from burning coal and oil that scientists say cause warming.
He is using his executive authority under the 1970 Clean Air Act to issue an E.P.A. regulation taking aim at coal-fired power plants, the nation’s largest source of carbon pollution.Yup, they'll call him a tyrant, an imperial president and this action unconstitutional.
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