"Obama Outlines Ambitious Plan to Cut Greenhouse Gases"

"WASHINGTON -- President Obama, declaring that 'Americans across the country are already paying the price of inaction,' announced sweeping measures on Tuesday to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and prepare the nation for a future of rising temperatures."

"Embracing wholeheartedly an issue that could define his legacy but is sure to ignite new political battles with Republicans, Mr. Obama said he would use his executive powers to require reductions in the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the nation’s power plants.

The carbon cuts at power plants are the centerpiece of a three-pronged climate-change plan that will also involve new federal funds to advance renewable energy technology, as well as spending to fortify cities and states against the ravages of storms and droughts aggravated by a changing climate."

Mark Landler and John M. Broder report for the New York Time June 25, 2013.


"President’s Climate Policy Speech Soars. On the Ground, Obstacles Await" (InsideClimate News)

"Obama Climate Plan Sparks Hestitant Optimism From Environmentalists" (Huffington Post)

"On Climate Change, Obama Bypasses Congress With Ambitious Plan" (Washington Post)

"Obama’s Climate Plan in 3 Easy Bullet Points (And a Few Sub-Bullet Points)" (Grist)

"Clean Air Act, Reinterpreted, Would Focus on Flexibility and State-Level Efforts" (New York Times)

"Republicans Face Limited Options on Obama Climate Plan" (Politico)

Full Text of President Obama's Speech on Climate at Georgetown Univ. (ENS)

Full Text: "The President's Climate Change Action Plan" (White House)

"Coal Industry Concerned By Obama's Climate Change Plans" (NPR)

"Obama Outlines Broad Plan To Curb Climate Change" (Los Angeles Times)

"Factbox - Highlights of Obama's Plan To Cut Carbon Pollution" (Reuters)

"Obama’s Climate Plan Aims Straight at Coal" (McClatchy)

Source: NY Times, 06/26/2013