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Obama Emissions Plan Seeks to Revive Climate Initiative

President Barack Obama will attempt a revival of U.S. efforts to tackle climate change today by announcing a sweeping plan that would impose limits on greenhouse gas emissions from all U.S. power plants.

The mandatory reductions by operators of power plants, the biggest single source of carbon-dioxide emissions in the U.S., are the centerpiece of Obama’s initiative, which also includes increasing energy efficiency and promoting renewable fuels, according to senior administration officials who briefed reporters on the proposal and asked not to be identified before it was formally released.