Obama’s green law delayed

One of Barack Obama’s flagship green policies to cut CO2 has been delayed, according to reports. The Democrat US President’s greenhouse gas legislation was meant to come in earlier this […]

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By Vicky Ellis

One of Barack Obama’s flagship green policies to cut CO2 has been delayed, according to reports. The Democrat US President’s greenhouse gas legislation was meant to come in earlier this year.

One proposal is expected to put limits on how much CO2 US power plants can emit, but the US Environmental Protection Agency has now said it needs more time to bring the rule into action.

Some US Republicans have feted the delay as a triumph for businesses. Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe said he was “very pleased… that one of EPA’s most economically damaging rules will be delayed,” the Wall Street Journal reported.

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