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US sets new carbon standard for power plants

April 10, 2012

The United States set the first nationwide carbon standards on power plants, seeking to curb emissions from the burning of coal and revive the flagging fight against climate change.

Kassie Siegel of the environmental group the Center for Biological Diversity welcomed the new standards but criticized the administration for giving existing power plants "a free pass."

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Big Bend Coal Power Station in Apollo Beach, Florida in the United States. Wikipedia

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