Continuing their efforts to reverse the climate change policies of the Bush presidency, the Obama administration agreed Tuesday to review whether or not carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants. Previously unregulated under the Clean Air Act, this decision clears the way for the EPA to now cap these emissions, which are in part responsible for global warming. A victory for scientists and environmentalists, industry officials (energy) fear that restricting emissions could be economically costly to them.
According to information given on the website Climate.org, there are a number of statistics which are indicative of the current climate condition: For example, carbon dioxide in the Atmosphere — 414 (Carbon Dioxide…). According to the Climate Portal of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “Atmospheric CO2 levels of