Politicians often find it difficult to justify climate change legislation. Unlike climate change, air pollution seems to have specific and pressing consequences, particularly for public health.
Inside The Battle Over Carbon
President Obama has proposed one of the most substantial federal plans to cut carbon pollution in U.S. history. An Environmental Protection Agency regulation will direct states to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants to 30 percent of 2005 levels by 2030. In this series, The Takeaway examines President Obama's proposed regulation with policy experts, discusses the proposal's potential impact on regions dependent on the coal economy, and looks ahead to further climate change legislation.
Jun 5, 2014
Jun 4, 2014It turns out that China's ready to compete with the U.S. on carbon, too. This week, a Chinese government advisor declared that China will limit total carbon emissions for the first ti...
Jun 3, 2014The border of Southeast Ohio and West Virginia has long been considered coal country. In the wake of President Obama's announcement that he plans to cut carbon emissions by 30 percent...
Jun 2, 2014Today President Obama announces new rules on carbon emissions for existing, coal-fired power plants. The EPA’s proposals would cut carbon dioxide emissions by up to 30 percent, but no...