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Obama To Offer Rules To Sharply Curb Power Plants' Carbon Emissions

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This photo taken May 5, 2014 shows the stacks of the Homer City Generating Station in Homer City, Pa. Three years ago, the operators of one of the nation’s dirtiest coal-fired power plants warned of “immediate and devastating” consequences from the Obama administration’s push to clean up pollution from coal. Faced with cutting sulfur dioxide pollution blowing into downwind states by 80 percent in less than a year, lawyers for EME Homer City Generation L.P. sued the Environmen | ASSOCIATED PRESS

President Obama’s new global warming regulation will cut carbon pollution from the nation’s coal-fired power plants by up to 20 percent, according to people familiar with the rule, and will pave the way for the creation of state cap-and-trade programs across the country.

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