30 May '14, 2pm

Answering 3 Questions About Obama’s Upcoming #Carbon Emissions Rules #climate @UCSUSA @nrdc

Answering 3 Questions About Obama’s Upcoming #Carbon Emissions Rules #climate @UCSUSA @nrdc

When President Barack Obama speaks Monday, he is expected to present a set of standards that will have a lasting impact on the environment, our health and the bottom lines of power plant operators. Together, the rules will form a new regulation on existing coal-fired power plants and how much carbon they are permitted to emit. Many expect the rules to create a program allowing states to tax the biggest offenders. With the help of experts from the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Natural Resources Defense Council , as well as environmental reporters from the Associated Press and New York Times , here are some answers to key points about the to-be-unveiled rules. Obama’s carbon emissions rules will have a lasting impact on the environment, our health and the bottom lines of power plant operators. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock Why are they important? Fossil fuel-fired p...

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