President Obama has reportedly been telling Democrats and opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline that next month he will roll out a set of measures designed to fight climate change and curb greenhouse emissions.
Bloomberg News reports that the President has been making promises to top donors at recent private fundraising events. From Bloomberg:
While Obama has not detailed the specifics of his plan to the donors, pipeline opponents anticipate the package will include a plan from the Environmental Protection Agency to issue final rules to limit greenhouse-gas emissions from new power plants. In April, the EPA delayed issuing the rule after the electric-power industry objected on legal and technical grounds. Since then, the agency has been rewriting the rule to address those concerns.
The White House plan may also include a standard for limits on existing power plants, something EPA officials have said they expect to propose in the next 18 months.
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