This is something that is important for all of us. As parents, as grandparents, as citizens, as folks who care about the health of our families.
Barack Obama took personal charge in the campaign for historic new climate change regulations , defending a 30% cut in carbon pollution from power plants from a backlash by business lobbies, conservative groups and Democrats in oil and coal states.
The new rules, unveiled by the Environmental Protection Agency, would cut carbon pollution from power plants 30% from 2005 levels by 2030.
First time Obama, US president, has moved to regulate carbon pollution from power plants – the largest single source of carbon dioxide emissions, they could help put America on a path to a clean energy economy and unlock a global deal to end climate change.
States and power companies can retrofit existing power plants to make coal less polluting, switch from coal to cleaner-burning natural gas, expand renewables such as wind and solar power, or encourage customers to use less electricity.
Obama decided last year to use his executive authority to cut carbon pollution. They put out new rules for future power plants late last year, delivering the second installment of its plan to regulate the electricity sector.
BY VARSHA CHACHAD