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You hear a lot of flattering but unverifiable numbers and predictions attached to the Obama administration’s plan to reduce carbon emissions from power plants. (It’ll be like removing 166 million cars from the highway! The health savings will far outstrip the cost!) But if you focus on one scary fact — climate change is happening — More

Energy policy dinosaurs are trying to trample new Environmental Protection Agency rules designed to cut carbon pollution from its most prolific source: coal-fired electricity plants. Republicans in Congress and 10 governors are fighting the Clean Power Plan, which would regulate carbon dioxide from coal plants. Each state is supposed to draft its own plan. Some More

According to a statement on the Union of Concerned Scientists website, Union of Concerned Scientists stated, “We congratulate President Obama and Administrator McCarthy for their bold and visionary leadership, and EPA staff for a final plan that is fair, cost-effective, and builds off of proven, successful policies that many states have already put into action. More