Hundreds of businesses including eBay, Nestle and General Mills have issued their support for Barack Obama’s clean power plan, billed as the strongest action ever on climate change by a US president.
[The Guardian / Adam Vaughan]
The final version of the Clean Power Plan, which aims to curb carbon emissions from power plants, was released on Monday. The long-term fate of the measure depends on its ability to withstand the inevitable legal challenges from states and industries opposed to it.
[Reuters / Lawrence Hurley]
The new rules, which are more strict than those proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency in recent years, mark the most aggressive action taken by a president in American history to face the challenge of global warming.
[Mic / Zeeshan Aleem]
The political logic here is that, going into a round of international talks in Paris in November, the plan will signal the US is serious about cutting its own emissions, and inspire other countries to do the same.
[New York Magazine / Jonathan Chait]
Above image: US President Barack Obama at a solar power kiosk at the Power Africa Innovation Fair in Nairobi, Kenya, during his visit last week.
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