Conservative groups bid to wreck Obama’s proposals on carbon emissions

Lobby groups say guidelines set to be introduced on Monday will hurt the economy and have minimal impact on climate change

Business lobbies and conservative thinktanks have carried out a series of pre-emptive strikes aimed at wrecking Monday’s launch of Barack Obama’s historic climate plan.

The new rules the first to cut carbon pollution from power plants will define Obama’s environmental legacy and could break open negotiations for a global deal on climate change.

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