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President proposes plans to address climate change

During a speech this week at Georgetown University, President Obama proposed his plans to address climate change, including using executive authority to develop standards for carbon dioxide emissions and other gases. Other highlights include an $8 billion loan guarantee package for fossil fuel projects and the President’s support for the Keystone XL pipeline only if the building of the pipeline wouldn’t have a major effect on climate. North Dakota delegation and energy representatives expressed concern over President Obama’s plan and the impact it could have on the state’s coal-based power plants. Read the article in the Bismarck Tribune. The three major efforts of the President’s plan include measures to cut pollution, prepare for climate change and make global efforts, the highlights of which can be seen in a list in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. President Obama’s climate change action plan was also released online this week which you can find online at the White House website.

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