Changing the Economics of Climate Injustice

June 2, 2014 1:36 PM

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Changing the Economics of Climate Injustice

President Obama takes today what is arguably the boldest step on climate justice advanced by any occupant of the White House in the last half century.

Initiating a broader use of executive authority announced earlier this year, the president proposes new rules that require the country’s dirtiest fossil fuel-reliant power plants—those which burn coal—to cut their carbon-dioxide emissions by 30 percent. Carbon dioxide is the leading driver of the gl...

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