UN chief welcomes U.S. proposal to limit power plant pollution

June 2, 2014 11:28 PM

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UNITED NATIONS, June 2 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Monday welcomed the initiative announced by the U.S. government to limit emissions from the country's power plants.

In a statement issued here by his spokesperson, Ban called the initiative "a significant step toward reducing global greenhouse gas emissions that are disrupting the climate, exacerbating extreme weather patterns, and threatening human health, sustainable economic growth and development."

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