What Planned Carbon Regulations Mean For Texas

On Monday, President Obama outlined a proposal to dramatically slash carbon dioxide emissions from the nation’s existing power plants in the coming decades. The plan, to be overseen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, represents the Obama administration's most ambitious effort to address the impacts of climate change.

The controversial plan will have a huge impact on Texas. Here’s a look at why Texas will figure prominently and what it means for state policy:

Texas is the top carbon dioxide emitter in the country. In 2011, Texas emitted a whopping 656 million metric tons of carbon ...

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