DELAY OF CLEAN POWER PLAN WORRIES ENVIRONMENTALISTS

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10 february 2016

Delay of Clean Power Plan Stokes Worries About Paris Treaty

By michael biesecker and seth borenstein, associated press, WASHINGTON — Feb 10, 2016

The Obama administration asserted Wednesday that a Supreme Court order delaying enforcement of its new clean-power rules will ultimately have little impact on meeting the nation's obligations under the recent Paris climate agreement.

But environmentalists and academic experts are more nervous.

They are concerned that any significant pause in implementing mandated reductions in carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants will imperil the credibility of the Unites States to lead on climate change, while increasing worries both at home and abroad that the whole international agreement might unravel if a Republican wins the White House in November.

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