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The EPA proposed the first-ever limits on greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants on Monday. The high-profile announcement marks the second time in less than a year the agency has released far-reaching rules aimed at fulfilling a key pillar of President Obama's sweeping climate plan — to cut carbon pollution from both existing and planned power plants. Read more»