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President Said to Be Planning to Use Executive Authority on Carbon Rule

Published: 
Thu, 05/29/2014 - 11:07am
Category: 
Energy

President Obama will use his executive authority to cut carbon emissions from the nation’s coal-fired power plants by up to 20 percent, according to people familiar with his plans, which will spur the creation of a state cap-and-trade program forcing industry to pay for the carbon pollution it creates.

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Justices Back Rule Limiting Coal Pollution

Published: 
Thu, 05/01/2014 - 9:49pm
Category: 
Energy

In a major victory for the Obama administration, the Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate the smog from coal plants that drifts across state lines from 28 Midwestern and Appalachian states to the East Coast.

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Large Companies Prepared to Pay Price on Carbon

Published: 
Thu, 12/05/2013 - 9:43pm
Category: 
Energy

More than two dozen of the nation’s biggest corporations, including the five major oil companies, are planning their future growth on the expectation that the government will force them to pay a price for carbon pollution as a way to control global warming.

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For New Generation of Power Plants, a New Emission Rule From the E.P.A.

Published: 
Wed, 03/28/2012 - 9:51am

Amy Sancetta/Associated Press

A coal-fired power plant in Ohio. New coal plants will face hurdles under the proposed rule.

By FELICITY BARRINGER