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Obama's Clean Energy Plan doesn't go far enough

Obama's Clean Energy Plan doesn't go far enough

The coal industry already has its legal claws honed for a court battle over President Obama's Clean Energy Plan, which was unveiled Monday, claiming that it will cost too much and render people jobless. Certainly, in the short term at least, slowing climate change by reducing carbon emissions won't be cheap and it won't be easy. But the science shows: We don't have a choice. Decades of denial and delay on global warming have sharpened the need for dramatic action now. Obama's plan requires the reduction of carbon emissions from power plants, the nation's single biggest source of greenhouse gases, by 32% in 2030 from what they were in 2005. States are given...

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