Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton said President Obama’s climate plan will pair nicely with her own clean energy goals if elected president, but it will take “defending” as Republicans push back against the president’s climate agenda.
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“The Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan is a significant step forward in meeting the urgent threat of climate change,” Clinton said. “It sets a smart federal standard that gives states the flexibility to choose how to reduce carbon pollution most effectively.”
Clinton made the comments Sunday as Republican presidential candidates criticized the Clean Power Plan, Obama’s new emission rules for existing power plants, whose details were unveiled ahead of their formal release on Monday.
The plan will place states on the hook for lowering greenhouse gas emissions over the next 15 years.
Then she jumped into her private jet and flew off to her next campaign stop.