UN Chief Praises Obama’s Climate Proposal

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised U.S. President Barack Obama Tuesday for his "visionary and bold leadership" in advancing a plan to sharply cut the carbon pollution produced by American power plants.

Obama's call to cut carbon emissions by 32 percent below 2005 levels by 2030 is opposed by major U.S. industry groups as too costly and illegal.

After meeting with Obama at the White House, the U.N. leader said, "On climate change, I highly commend President Obama's strong commitment since day one in his office up to now." READ MORE OF THIS STORY


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