Coal companies hit by oversupply, Obama
July 1st, 2013
07:05 AM ET
10 months ago

Coal companies hit by oversupply, Obama

New York (CNNMoney) – Coal company stocks have taken a hit lately, as a global oversupply and pending climate change rules from the Obama administration weigh on the sector.

The Market Vectors Coal Index ETF is down 17% in the last 30 days. Some individual companies have fared even worse. Shares of Peabody Energy Corporation have plunged nearly 30% from a month ago, as have shares in Yanzhou Coal Mining. Shares in Westmoreland Coal Co. are down about 10%.

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Filed under: climate change • Energy • President Obama
Obama reiterates climate change plan
June 29th, 2013
06:01 AM ET
10 months ago

Obama reiterates climate change plan

(CNN) – President Barack Obama continued to push his aggressive climate change plan, urging Americans in his weekly address Saturday to contact their representatives and remind them "there is no contradiction between a sound environment and a strong economy."

"The question is not whether we need to act," he said. "The question is whether we will have the courage to act before it’s too late."
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Republicans tie rivals to Obama's climate change push
June 26th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
10 months ago

Republicans tie rivals to Obama's climate change push

(CNN) - Republicans aren't wasting any time going after President Barack Obama over the aggressive climate change agenda he laid out Tuesday.

The National Republican Congressional Committee is putting money behind a slew of online ads linking vulnerable House Democrats to the president's renewed fight against carbon pollution.
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Filed under: climate change • NRCC • President Obama
Obama says Keystone can't increase carbon pollution
June 25th, 2013
03:45 PM ET
10 months ago

Obama says Keystone can't increase carbon pollution

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama made clear on Tuesday that the State Department should approve the Keystone XL pipeline only if it will not increase overall greenhouse gas emissions, and he unveiled a plan for new limits on pollution from coal-fired power plants.

Obama raised the two politically charged issues during an address on second-term environmental priorities that included a plan of executive action, a pledge to lead globally and an appeal for Americans to redouble efforts to combat climate change.

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Filed under: climate change • President Obama
Poll: Many Americans not all that concerned about climate change
June 25th, 2013
07:23 AM ET
10 months ago

Poll: Many Americans not all that concerned about climate change

Washington (CNN) – As President Obama is expected to lay out his plans for combating global climate change Tuesday, Americans don't seem to be overly concerned about the threat from the environment, according to a new poll.

Americans were far less likely to name global climate change as a major threat to their country compared to international counterparts, according to a new poll spanning more than three dozen countries from the Pew Research Center released Monday.
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Filed under: climate change • Environmental policy • Polls • President Obama
Obama to tackle climate change in speech
June 22nd, 2013
04:36 PM ET
10 months ago

Obama to tackle climate change in speech

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama will announce his plans to "reduce carbon pollution" in a climate change speech next week, the White House announced Saturday.

"There's no single step that can reverse the effects of climate change. But when it comes to the world we leave our children, we owe it to them to do what we can," Obama said in a video released on the White House's YouTube page.
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Filed under: climate change • Energy • President Obama
Environmentalists occupy National Mall to fight climate change
February 17th, 2013
03:02 PM ET
1 year ago

Environmentalists occupy National Mall to fight climate change

(CNN) - Environmentalists packed several blocks around Washington's National Mall on Sunday, hoping to spur President Barack Obama to take strong measures against climate change.

Allison Spitz, 16, brandished a sign reading "Oil and Water Don't Mix," as she attended her first political demonstration.

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Filed under: climate change • Energy • Washington D.C.
February 3rd, 2013
03:09 PM ET
1 year ago

Gore urges Obama to 'move boldly' but avoid Congress on climate change

(CNN) - Al Gore, environmental activist and former vice president, said he was "very pleased" to hear President Barack Obama pledge to combat climate change in his inauguration speech. He urged the president to "follow through" on his commitment.

"There are some actions he can take that do not require congressional approval," Gore said in an interview that aired Sunday on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS."
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Filed under: Al Gore • climate change • Fareed Zakaria GPS
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