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New Clean Air Rules Would Do Little

Published: 
Sat, 10/26/2013 - 9:37am
Category: 
Energy

President Obama's recently proposed regulations to limit carbon-dioxide emissions from new power plants have been much heralded by environmentalists because they would make new coal-fired power plants too costly to operate.

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White House Will Focus on Climate Shifts While Trying to Cut Greenhouse Gases

Published: 
Sat, 11/02/2013 - 8:43am
Category: 
Energy

The White House is expected to take new steps on Friday to help society adapt to global warming, an acknowledgment that worldwide efforts to control emissions will be inadequate to head off big climatic shifts.

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Obama Outlines Ambitious Plan to Cut Greenhouse Gases

Published: 
Tue, 06/25/2013 - 9:23pm
Category: 
Energy

President Obama, declaring that “Americans across the country are already paying the price of inaction,” announced sweeping measures on Tuesday to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and prepare the nation for a future of rising temperatures.

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Plug is pulled on electric car booster's meeting with Obama

Published: 
Sat, 06/22/2013 - 4:47pm
Category: 
Transportation

Paul Scott, who sits on the advisory board for Sustainable Works, got an invitation to a DNC fundraiser in Santa Monica and hoped to tell the president about the merits of electric cars. But the invitation was rescinded and his large donation returned.

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Obama Faces Risks in Pipeline Decision

Published: 
Thu, 02/21/2013 - 8:08am
Category: 
Energy

President Obama faces a knotty decision in whether to approve the much-delayed Keystone oil pipeline: a choice between alienating environmental advocates who overwhelmingly supported his candidacy or causing a deep and perhaps lasting rift with Canada.