REUTERS/George Frey - The coal-fired Castle Gate Power Plant sits idle and is no longer producing electricity outside Helper, Utah August 3, 2015. The plant was closed in the Spring of 2015 in anticipation of new EPA regulations. President Barack Obama challenged America and the world to step up efforts to fight global warming on Monday at the formal unveiling of his administration's controversial, ramped-up Clean Power Plan to cut carbon emissions from U.S. power plants.
Will the Clean Power Plan swing the 2016 Presidential Election?
August 11, 2015,
The EPA's final Clean Power Plan rule, released last week, sets much more stringent targets for swing states that could be crucial for the 2016 election (if it's close). In this post, Philip Wallach lays out the changes from the proposed rule to the final one, and the implications it might have for the upcoming presidential election.