Obama takes on power plants as part of new climate plan
By Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton as featured on reuters.com.
WASHINGTON | Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:14pm EDT
Obama also signaled he would block construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada if it contributed to climate change. That does not mean the project is doomed, however. A State Department report, which Obama could reference, has said the pipeline would not change the outlook for carbon emissions because the development of Canada’s oil sands would continue whether it is approved or not.
Canada weighed in on Obama’s remarks, saying it did not think there would be a net increase in carbon emissions if the proposed pipeline from the Alberta oil sands to Texas is built, according to the country’s natural resources minister.
Obama’s long-awaited climate plan, detailed…