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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy signs new regulations for power plants June 2, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Bypassing Congress and using President Barack Obama's 'Climate Action Plan,' the new regulations will force more than 600 existing coal-fired power plants, the single largest source of greenhouse gas emission in the country, to reduce their carbon pollution 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

EPA Launches Controversial ‘Clean Power Plan’

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced a plan that will set the first-ever national carbon pollution standards limits for America’s existing power plants.

06/02/2014

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CBS News Poll: Most Americans Skeptical Of Immediate Impact Of Global Warming

A new poll finds that many Americans are skeptical of the immediate impact global warming can cause on the planet.

06/02/2014

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Cleaner Air Could Mean Higher Electric Bills

Electricity prices are probably on their way up across much of the U.S. as coal-fired plants, the dominant source of cheap power, shut down in response to environmental regulations and economic forces.

05/21/2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid speaks to members of the media after a policy luncheon on May 6, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Reid Blocks Bid By Supporters To Include Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Measure In Energy Bill

A bid by supporters of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline to force a vote on the controversial project fell apart Wednesday amid partisan bickering over how the vote should be conducted.

05/08/2014

A Blue Heron walks along the rocks of the Chesapeake Bay. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Obama, Farmers Battle Over Chesapeake Bay Cleanup

A court case asks whether the EPA went too far in negotiating an agreement that puts pollution limits on the nation’s largest estuary.

04/29/2014

Industry groups and Republican-led states are heading an attack at the Supreme Court against the Obama administration's sole means of trying to limit power-plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

GOP-Led Industry Groups Take On Climate Change In Supreme Court

Industry groups and Republican-led states are heading an attack at the Supreme Court against the Obama administration’s sole means of trying to limit power-plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming.

02/23/2014

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., delivers a speech titled, "Renewing the Opportunity for Prosperity: Economic Freedom Zones" at the Detroit Economic Club on Dec. 6, 2013 in Detroit, Mich. (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Sen. Paul: EPA Has ‘Overzealous, Anti-Coal Agenda’

Kentucky’s U.S. senators and its five Republican congressmen joined Monday in a legal fight before the U.S. Supreme Court, filing a brief that challenges environmental regulations on coal-fired power plants.

12/17/2013

The Obama administration will press ahead Friday with tough requirements for new coal-fired power plants, moving to impose for the first time strict limits on the pollution blamed for global warming. credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Takes On Coal Power With First-Ever Carbon Restrictions

The Obama administration will press ahead Friday with tough requirements for new coal-fired power plants, moving to impose for the first time strict limits on the pollution blamed for global warming.

09/19/2013

Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

EPA Chief: ‘Can We Stop Talking About Environmental Regulations Killing Jobs?’

President Barack Obama’s top environmental official wasted no time Tuesday taking on opponents of the administration’s plan to crack down on global warming pollution.

07/31/2013

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Federal Court Upholds Bush-Era Smog Standard

A federal court on Tuesday upheld a 2008 air pollution standard the Obama administration vowed to strengthen, but later reversed itself and kept in place.

07/23/2013

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