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Reversing the tide on climate change

Reversing the tide on climate change

You hear a lot of flattering but unverifiable numbers and predictions attached to the Obama administration's plan to reduce carbon emissions from power plants. (It'll be like removing 166 million cars from the highway! The health savings will far outstrip the cost!) But if you focus on one scary fact — climate change is happening — you come around quickly to the idea that this new energy blueprint is sound, if imperfect. The rules, released Monday by the Environmental Protection Agency, set limits for the first time on greenhouse gas emissions from power generating stations. The overall goal: to cut carbon pollutants from the power sector 32 percent below their 2005...

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