Changing the Economics of Climate Injustice

June 2, 2014 1:36 PM

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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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