File - This photo provided by the National Parks Service, shows the Liberty Ridge Area of Mount Rainier as viewed from the Carbon Glacier, Saturday, May 31, 2014, in Washington state. (AP Photo/National Park Service)
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The Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years, in a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming.Under the plan, expected to be finalized next year, carbon emissions would be reduced 30 percent by 2030, compared to 2005 levels.But the proposal sets off a complex regulatory process, steeped in politics, in which the 50 states will each determine how to meet customized targets set by the Environmental Protection Agency.Although Obama doesn't need a vote in Congress to approve his plans, lawmakers in both the House and Senate have already vowed to try to block them – including one Democratic lawmaker who faces a difficult re-election this year in coal-dependent West Virginia.Initially, Obama wanted each state to submit their plans by June 2016 .EPA data show power plants have already reduced carbon dioxide emissions by nearly 13 percent since 2005, meaning they are about halfway to meeting the administration's goal.
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