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Report presses case for rule on carbon

Economic hit cited to support Obama climate-change agenda targeting coal

Posted: July 30, 2014 at 5:42 a.m.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials (from left) Nick Hutson, Fred Thompson and Julia Miller listen to public testimony during a hearing on tougher pollution restrictions Tuesday in Atlanta.

Failing to adequately reduce the carbon pollution that scientists say contributes to climate change could cost the U.S. economy $150 billion a year, according to an analysis by the White House Council of Economic Advisers released Tuesday.

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