FACT SHEET: PRESIDENT OBAMA TO ANNOUNCE HISTORIC CARBON POLLUTION STANDARDS FOR POWER PLANTS

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[Huffington Post]  The Obama administration will release final standards for power plants on Monday that are, in several key ways, tougher than the draft version of the plan.

Both The Washington Post and The New York Times reported Saturday night that the final version of what the administration calls the “Clean Power Plan” will call for a 32 percent reduction of planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, compared to 2005 levels. The draft version of the plan that the Environmental Protection Agency released last year required a nationwide average of 30 percent reductions…

The plan also increases the percent of power that states will be expected to draw from renewable sources like wind and solar to 28 percent, up from 22 percent in the draft plan. Both papers attributed the leaked details to unnamed sources within the administration.

President Barack Obama is expected to unveil the standards himself on Monday [at 2 pm]…

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