Obama unveils historic rules to reduce coal pollution by 30%

Posted by colin.hargreaves@aoc.org.au on June 2, 2014 at 7:05 PM

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by Suzanne Goldenberg, Guardian, 2nd June 2014


The new rules represent the first time Obama has moved to regulate carbon pollution from power plants. Photograph: Matt Brown/AP


The Obama administration unveiled historic environment rules cutting carbon pollution from power plants by 30% on Monday, spurring prospects for a global deal to end climate change but setting up an epic battle over the environment in this year's mid-term elections.

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