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Obama says he is rejecting the controversial Keystone oil pipeline

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Fri, 11/06/2015 (All day)

President Obama announced Friday that he is rejecting the controversial Keystone pipeline project because it wouldn’t serve U.S. interests, dismissing its potential economic benefits as insignificant in the long run as he sought to close a long-running chapter in the political fight over global warming.

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Taking Oil Industry Cue, Environmentalists Drew Emissions Blueprint

Published: 
Tue, 07/08/2014 - 9:10am
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Energy

In November 2010, three combatants gathered in a sleek office here to build a carbon emissions policy that they hoped to sell to the Obama administration.

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Justices Uphold Emission Limits on Big Industry

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Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:04pm
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In a big win for environmentalists, the Supreme Court on Monday effectively endorsed the Obama administration’s efforts to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from sources like power plants, even as it criticized what it called the administration’s overreaching.

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Hopes for Impact of Carbon Rules in U.S. Are Modest

Published: 
Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:27am
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Energy

The new carbon pollution rules the Obama administration announced on Monday will help spur the natural gas industry and renewable energy like wind and solar power, but executives and analysts said they did not see the nation’s reliance on coal disappearing anytime soon.

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Nearing a Climate Legacy

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Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:23am
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Energy

The greenhouse gas reductions required by the Obama administration’s proposed rule on power plants will not get the world to where it has to go to avert the worst consequences of climate change.