Obama wants more rules on power plants

The focus is on climate change and carbon

Obama wants more rules on power plants

President Barack Obama launched a show of support Friday for new emissions rules for power plants, putting the weight of the White House behind the government’s controversial strategy for combating climate change. Three days before his administration is set to unveil the first carbon dioxide limits on existing plants, Obama paid a surprise visit to […]

Bank bill passes but work remains

Bank bill passes but work remains

In the end, it’s only a beginning. The far-reaching new banking and consumer protection bill awaiting President Barack Obama’s signature now shifts from the politicians to the technocrats. The legislation gives regulators latitude and time to come up with new rules, requires scores of studies and, in some instances, depends on international agreements falling into […]