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Weekly Address: Reducing Carbon Pollution in Our Power Plants

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In this week’s address, President Obama discussed new actions by the Environmental Protection Agency to cut dangerous carbon pollution, a plan that builds on the efforts already taken by many states, cities and companies.

In this week’s address, President Obama discussed new actions by the Environmental Protection Agency to cut dangerous carbon pollution, a plan that builds on the efforts already taken by many states, cities and companies. These new commonsense guidelines to reduce carbon pollution from power plants were created with feedback from businesses, and state and local governments, and they would build a clean energy economy while reducing carbon pollution.

The President discussed this new plan from the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where he visited children whose asthma is aggravated by air pollution. As a parent, the President said he is dedicated to make sure our planet is cleaner and safer for future generations.

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President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., May 30, 2014.

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., May 30, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)