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Group urges Obama to act on climate change

By Susan Essoyan

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 05, 2013

~~<p>The League of Women Voters is calling on President Barack Obama to think of his heritage in Hawaii and his legacy as he returns to Washington, D.C., today, and use his authority to set tough new standards to limit pollution from power plants.</p>
<p>&quot;The president needs to move ahead forcefully right now to protect us against a warming planet,&quot; Elisabeth MacNamara, president of the League of Women Voters of the United States, said in a news conference call Friday. &quot;He can set standards without a second-guessing Congress or a naysaying Supreme Court. In fact, the Supreme Court has already said that the administration can move forward under the Clean Air Act to cut this life-threatening pollution.&quot;</p>
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The League of Women Voters is calling on President Barack Obama to think of his heritage in Hawaii and his legacy as he returns to Washington, D.C., today, and use his authority to set tough new standards to limit pollution from power plants.

"The president needs to move ahead forcefully right now to protect us against a warming planet," Elisabeth MacNamara, president of the League of Women Voters of the United States, said in a news conference call Friday. "He can set standards without a second-guessing Congress or a naysaying Supreme Court. In fact, the Supreme Court has already said that the administration can move forward under the Clean Air Act to cut this life-threatening pollution." Login for more...



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