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Obama unveils first US national climate action plan
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Obama unveils first US national climate action plan

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Washington, June 26 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has unveiled the country's first national climate action plan, pledging to limit carbon emissions from American power plants.

Washington, June 26 — US President Barack Obama has unveiled the country's first national climate action plan, pledging to limit carbon emissions from American power plants. Delivering a speech at...

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Obama unveils first US national climate action plan

Jun 25 2013, 6:12pm CDT | by

Washington, June 26 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has unveiled the country's first national climate action plan, pledging to limit carbon emissions from American power plants.

Washington, June 26 — US President Barack Obama has unveiled the country's first national climate action plan, pledging to limit carbon emissions from American power plants.

Delivering a speech at Georgetown University, Obama said the planet is changing in ways that will impact all of humankind, and that the 12 warmest years in recorded history have all come in the last 15 years.

"Americans across the country are already paying the price of inaction. As a president, as a father, and as an American, I'm here to say -- We need to act," Xinhua quoted Obama as saying.

The president noted that power plants, which currently represent one-third of all US carbon emissions, "can still dump unlimited amounts of carbon pollution into the air for free".

"That's not right ... and it needs to stop," he added.

"I'm directing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to put an end to the limitless dumping of carbon pollution from our power plants."

Obama described a low carbon clean energy economy as being an engine of growth for decades to come.

"There's no contradiction between a sound environment and strong economic growth," said Obama.

"Using less dirty energy, transitioning to cleaner sources of energy, wasting less energy ... is where we need to go."

Obama said he was directing the Department of the Interior to greenlight enough private renewable energy capacity on public lands to power more than six million homes by 2020.

He asked the federal government to consume 20 percent of its electricity from renewable sources within the next seven years.

The president also set a goal to reduce carbon pollution by at least three billion metric tonnes cumulatively by 2030, more than half of the annual carbon pollution from the US energy sector.

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What Obama said then and now on super PACs

Jul 25 2014 3:16am CDT | Source: Townhall's

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Jeff Sessions, Ted Cruz: Don't Let 'Scandalous' Obama Run 'Roughshod' with Immigration Exec. Actions

Jul 24 2014 10:02pm CDT | Source: Big Government

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CNBC Reporter Challenges Obama's Economic Numbers During Interview

Jul 24 2014 8:02pm CDT | Source: Big Government

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CNBC's Steve Liesman challenged President Barack Obama's claims that his administration's policies improved the economy during a Thursday interview.  "If you think about where we were when I came into office and we are now, it's pretty hard to find an economic measure we are not significantly better off," Obama said, but Liesman countered. When Liesman pointed out the median household income did not im ...
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Mark Levin Takes Obama's EPA to Task in Court

Jul 24 2014 8:01pm CDT | Source: Big Government

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Talk radio’s Mark Levin is in a legal knife fight with Barack Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency and may have the EPA by the throat in what would be a humiliation for the Obama White House. Levin is a talk radio giant and conservative hero (“The Great One,” as Sean Hannity describes him). But he’s also actually a lawyer, who served as chief of staff to a leader held in the highest reverence by conservatives, Attorney General Edwin Meese. And ...
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Ron Paul targets 'deception, doublespeak'

Jul 24 2014 7:32pm CDT | Source: WND

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Marco Rubio: End Relief For Dreamers

Jul 24 2014 7:30pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

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WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Thursday called on the Obama administration to "wind down" a policy that has helped more than 550,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, an action that would restart deportations of young people who have lived here for years. Rubio's demand came in a statement outlining suggestions for addressing the crisis of more than 57,000 unaccompanied minors who have cr ...
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Perry's National Guard maneuver: Is it for real?

Jul 24 2014 6:59pm CDT | Source: WND

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How VA Reform Fell Apart In Less Than 4 Days

Jul 24 2014 6:57pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

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WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), during an interview Wednesday night, criticized President Barack Obama for naiveté in congressional relations. The White House, the senator told Larry King, routinely underestimates Republican opposition, often spinning its wheels in a fruitless effort to craft a legislative compromise. On Thursday, Sanders told reporters he may have been similarly victimized by that oppositio ...
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