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Todd Richardson

States Move to Fight Obama’s œAnti-Coal Rules

President Obama has long been involved in a “war on coal” and other fossil fuel-based means of generating electricity. He proposed a carbon “cap and trade” system when he was first elected that would tax businesses based on their carbon emissions, but that plan was soundly defeated by the Congress. But Congress hasn’t stopped him

States move to blunt Obama carbon plan

 As President Barack Obama prepares to announce tougher new air quality standards, lawmakers in several states already are trying to blunt the impact on aging coal-fired power plants that feed electricity to millions of consumers. The push against Obama’s new carbon emission standards has been strongest in some states that have large coal-mining industries or