Obama to hold off on announcing carbon standards for older power plants
February 12th, 2013
02:03 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama to hold off on announcing carbon standards for older power plants

(CNN) - As environmentalists wait to hear what President Barack Obama will say about climate change Tuesday night, they may be disappointed that one popular proposal won't be mentioned in his State of the Union address.

A senior administration official said the president will not announce regulations on carbon emissions for existing power plants, a standard already in place for new plants and a policy change sought by many environmental activists.

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