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Well President Obama says we need to act on climate change before it's too late.
Republicans say his plan will do little but cost Americans their jobs.
Among president Obama's new proposals America's first ever limits on the amount of pollution that power plants can pump into the year.
The powerful coal lobby has long fought those restrictions and some critics of those rules say the science simply isn't there.
Today the president tackled those skeptics.
Including by the way some who originally disputed the data.
Have -- put that to rest they've acknowledged the planet is warming.
And human activities contribute -- Republicans are not buying into the president's plan some call it a war on coal.
The -- she works Peter Barnes live at the white house with more Peter.
We'll -- the president re launched his climate change agenda to heavy fire from Republicans and from some coal state Democrats but.
He doesn't need congress to approve -- thing here he can do all of this under his existing authority as the nation's chief executive but.
Republicans didn't have to look very far to find out war on -- phrase it came from a New York Times article that quoted a Harvard professor.
Who advises this white house on energy policy.
Declaring a war on coal is tantamount to declaring a war on -- off.
It's tantamount to kicking the -- out from beneath the feet of many Americans struggling.
In today's economy.
But the White House said that the president's plan will provide big benefits to public health in the long term.
In addition to the new standards for new standards for power plants the president plans to provide eight billion dollars in new loan guarantees.
Or clean fossil fuel technologies he told the Interior Department to open up more federal land to solar and wind projects.
Any wants to jump start global climate change talks the president also laid down a marker for approving that Keystone Pipeline project.
Allowing the Keystone Pipeline.
To be bill.
Requires a finding.
That doing so would be in our nation's interest.
And our national interest will be served.
Only if this project does not significantly exacerbate the problem.
Of carbon pollution.
But one energy analyst said -- that the projects carbon emissions would come in below that standard setting it setting up an opportunity for the president.
To approve the Keystone Pipeline -- here.
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