Obama delays key power plant rule of signature climate change plan

A week before major UN talks on climate change, EPA extends comment period for rule to cut carbon pollution from plants

Barack Obama applied the brakes to the most critical component of his climate change plan on Tuesday, slowing the process of setting new rules cutting carbon pollution from power plants, and casting a shadow over a landmark United Nations summit on global warming.

The proposed power plant rules were meant to be the signature environmental accomplishment of Obamas second term.

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