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Obama vows to press ahead on Clean Power Plan after setback

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Tuesday’s surprising move by the court is a blow to Obama and a victory for the coalition of 27 mostly Republican-led states and industry opponents.

Supreme Court Stays Clean Power Plan

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In a surprising moves to legal experts, the Supreme Court today in a 5-4 ruling stayed the implementation of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) supporting greenhouse gas reductions at fossil fuel fired power plants.  The move was surprising because the Supreme Court rarely involves itself in the determination of whether or not a temporary […]
The silhouettes of emissions are seen rising from stacks of the Duke Energy Corp. Gibson Station power plant at dusk in Owensville, Indiana, U.S., on Thursday, July 23, 2015. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg)

Transition to low carbon energy will be “extremely difficult,” energy official says

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The comments come as the United States and countries around the world work on cutting greenhouse gas emissions to the point the earth’s temperature does not rise more than two degrees Celsius.
President Barack Obama gestures while giving State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. listen at rear. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama: Companies should face higher charges for drilling on federal land

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Obama said that he’s going to push to change the way the federal government manages its oil and coal resources to better reflect the costs they impose on taxpayers and the planet.
Fuel prices are displayed at an Exxon Mobil Corp. gas station in Richmond, Kentucky, U.S., on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Exxon Mobil Corp. is scheduled to release earnings data on April 30. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Look who’s hiring a climate researcher (it’s Exxon)

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Job ads can offer a useful peek into what companies actually want to do, and corporate watchdogs routinely comb them for clues.
Exxon Mobil Corp. signage is displayed at a gas station in Richmond, Kentucky, U.S., on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Exxon Mobil Corp. is scheduled to release earnings data on April 30. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Under fire from green groups, Exxon Mobil declares support for Paris climate talks

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As the United Nations negotiations moved into a third day, the world’s biggest oil explorer said in an blog post that it supports “meaningful action to address the risks of climate change” as long as it preserved access to the reliable and affordable energy.
U.S. President Barack Obama gestures during a news conference at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. Obama discussed the COP21 climate change summit, and the threat of terrorism from the Islamic State Group. (AP PhotoMichel Euler)

Obama says parts of climate deal must be legally binding

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Obama has spent months prodding other countries to make ambitious carbon-cutting pledges to the agreement.
US President Barack Obama delivers remarks at a Clean Power Plan event at the White House in Washington, DC, August 3, 2015. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama tells CEOs climate change offers growth opportunities

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Obama argued that slowing or halting climate change will benefit corporate bottom lines by opening new avenues for investment in renewable energy and other green technology.
(l-r) Daniel Yergin Vice Chairman, of the IHS CERAWeek Conference talks with Rex Tillerson Chairman & CEO  ExxonMobil during the opening keynote address for IHS Energy CERAWeek Tuesday April 21, 2015 at the Hilton Americas-Houston. (Billy Smith II / Houston Chronicle)

New York attorney general probing Exxon Mobil as climate change scandal intensifies

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Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has subpoenaed documents from Exxon Mobil following reports the oil giant funded — and then suppressed — research exposing the risks of climate change decades ago.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, with Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-OR., right, points to the Capitol building during a news conference on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Sanders: Obama should reject Keystone XL before Paris climate talks

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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders joined prominent environmentalists in urging Obama to reject Keystone XL now — weeks before international climate negotiations.