US set to unveil rules to cut carbon pollution from power plants by 30%

Barack Obama’s ambitious plan to circumvent Congress could transform US energy economy and global climate change talks

The Obama administration will propose sweeping new environmental rules on Monday, cutting carbon pollution from existing power plants by 30% over 2005 levels by 2030, according to people briefed on the plan.

The new power plant rules which will be formally announced by the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday morning represent the most ambitious effort by Barack Obama or any other president to deal with climate change.

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