Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Obama to address climate change in speech Tuesday

USA Today: Environmentalists who have been prodding President Obama to address climate change get their answer this week.

Obama announced via video this weekend that he will deliver a climate change speech Tuesday, outlining "a national plan to reduce carbon pollution, prepare our country for the impacts of climate change, and lead global efforts to fight it."

Obama is expected to announce a series of executive actions to address global warming. Congressional legislation is considered unlikely, given the fact that Republicans control the U.S. House and have enough to mount filibusters in the Senate.

One possibility: New restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants, new efficiency standards for energy use, and programs to promote development of renewable energy sources on public lands....

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