"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.
The new rules, formally announced by the Environmental Protection Agency, represent the first time Barack Obama, or any other president, has moved to regulate carbon pollution from power plants – the largest single source of carbon dioxide emissions that cause climate change.
The EPA said the regulations, which would cut carbon pollution from power plants 30% from 2005 levels by 2030, would 'fight climate change while supplying America with reliable and affordable power'."
Suzanne Goldenberg reports for the Guardian June 2, 2014.
"EPA Releases Much-Anticipated Limits On Power Plant Emissions" (Huffington Post)
"U.S. Unveils Sweeping Plan To Slash Power Plant Pollution" (Reuters)
"With New EPA Rules, McCarthy Sees Economic Upside In Health Savings" (NPR)
"EPA Chief: Critics Crying Wolf on Climate Rule" (The Hill)
"EPA Chief Says Greenhouse Gas Rules Will Save Country Billions" (NPR)
"Obama Says Power-Plant Rule Will Shrink Prices" (AP)
Analysis: "EPA’s Gina McCarthy: The Liberal Obama Never Became" (Washington Post: Dana Milbank)
"Taking Page From Health Care Act, Obama Climate Plan Relies on States" (New York Times)
"Hopes for Impact of Carbon Rules in U.S. Are Modest" (New York Times)
"Key Details of E.P.A. Carbon Emissions Proposal" (New York Times)
"Future Of New EPA Power Plant Rules Depends On The States" (Huffington Post)
"WH: EPA Rule Will Lower Power Bills, Create Jobs" (The Hill)