U.S. takes action to clean the air

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The U.S. is taking an unprecedented step to “cut” back on greenhouse “gas” emissions.

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed rules targeted at American power plants, the largest emitters of pollution.

Most of the problem is coal fire power plants, which pollute twice as much as natural gas-powered electricity plants.

Under the new rule, they will have to cut their emissions by 17% over 2005 levels by 2030.

CCTV’s Jessica Stone reports.

U.S Takes Action to Clean the Air

U.S Takes Action to Clean the Air

The U.S. is taking an unprecedented step to "cut" back on greenhouse "gas" emissions.
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The U.S. government has proposed a rule to slash carbon emissions from American power plants. Those plants make up a third of the nation’s carbon emissions each year. Opponents say the proposal will cost American jobs and cut economic growth.

Obama to take action to slash coal pollution

Obama to take action to slash coal pollution

The U.S. government has proposed a rule to slash carbon emissions from American power plants. Those plants make up a third of the nation's carbon emissions each year. Opponents say the proposal will cost American jobs and cut economic growth.
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To discuss how the U.S. is taking an unprecedented step to cut back on greenhouse gas emissions, CCTV’s Elaine Reyes is joined by Tyson Slocum from the Public Citizen Energy Program.

U.S Takes Action to Clean the Air

U.S Takes Action to Clean the Air

The U.S. is taking an unprecedented step to "cut" back on greenhouse "gas" emissions.
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To discuss the Obama administration’s proposal for a new carbon emissions rule, CCTV’s Phillip Yin is joined by Robert Barnett, Senior Energy Economist with Bloomberg Government.

Robert Barnett on Obama's action to slash coal pollution

Robert Barnett on Obama's action to slash coal pollution

For more on this, CCTV America is joined by Robert Barnett, Senior Energy Economist with Bloomberg Government
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