US climate change regulations to cut carbon emission



Barack Obama's proposal that was announced last year will finally be realized: Carbon emission will be cut 30% from 2005 levels by 2030.

Obama had previously failed getting his proposal through congress. Now he turned to the Environmental Protection Agency with a presidential decree.

The new regulations will primarily limit the pollution from roughly 600 ageing power plants that produce almost half of the carbon emission in the US.

Obama's Climate Change Plan

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