EPA's New Climate Change Plan Would Help Improve Public Health

June 3, 2014 3:21 PM

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The Obama administration on Monday unveiled a set of new regulations designed to address climate change by reducing carbon dioxide emissions from the nation's power plants, saying the reductions would also bolster public health, the New York Times reports.

In his preview of the regulations during his weekly address on Saturday, President Obama said reducing the emissions would diminish harmful air pollution that spurs asthma and heart disease, which could shorten people's lives (Grady, New York Times, 6/2).

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