Will Obama's Carbon-Emissions Cuts Be As Strict As He Plans?
The White House's new sanctions against coal-fired power plants are the strictest yet. How have those kinds of sanctions fared in the past?By Ryan Biek | August 2, 2015
Coal-fired power plants are the main targets. Bloomberg reports about 40 percent of U.S. electricity comes from coal-fueled power plants. And the Environmental Protection Agency says electricity accounts for about a third of greenhouse gas emissions.
Anonymous officials told The Washington Post the plan gives states 15 years to cut carbon dioxide emissions by a third of the levels in 2005.