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Obama taking a cue from Maryland on climate
Obama taking a cue from Maryland on climate

When the Obama administration unveils its plan today for fighting climate change by clamping down on power plant emissions, it will try to get the rest of the nation to join an effort already underway in Maryland and a number of other states. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy is expected to announce rules under the Clean Air Act to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants, the single largest source of climate-warming emissions in the United States. The regulation is a linchpin in President Barack Obama's strategy to tackle climate change, and promises to be one of the most contentious initiatives in the remainder of his term in office. Administration...

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