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US appeals court hears arguments in Clean Power Plan case

Lawyers for a coalition of states and businesses reliant on fossil fuels made their case Tuesday to a federal appeals court that President Barack Obama's plan to curtail climate-warming greenhouse … Click to Continue »
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