Climate Change, Renewable Energy and the Environment

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After a lengthy buildup, the EPA issued final rules last Friday for President Obama's Clean Power Plan. He calls it, "the single most important step America has ever taken...against climate change."

But even before the sun went down, 24 states and a host of powerful private interests filed lawsuits against the plan. The stage is set for a historic battle about changing the way we generate electricity and the consequences of switching from fossil fuels to renewables. Public health and the health of the planet will be part of the action, along with America's utility bills.