Obama Touts Urgency of Climate Action With New Power Plant Limits: ‘Time Is Not on Our Side’

President Barack Obama on Monday announced sweeping regulations on coal-fired power plants, calling it “the single most important step the U.S. has ever taken to fight climate change.”

Obama did not hold back on his warning, declaring in the White House East Room, “Time is not on our side.”

The new regulations have the goal of cutting carbon emissions by about one-third by 2030 and grant the Environmental Protection Agency sweeping power previously used only by states.

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