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Reactions to Obama's Climate Change Speech

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President Obama addresses the issue of climate change at Georgetown University Tuesday.

His speech outlines his plans to cut carbon pollution in the United States by cutting carbon pollution from power plants. The President is asking the EPA to complete carbon pollution standards for new and existing power plants, something Congressman Steve Daines says is wrong for Montana, and is a war on American energy.

"He continues to put in place barriers to construction of the keystone pipeline, they're putting barriers in place that are going to stop coal mining in our state and that directly hurts Montana jobs it hurts the way we fund our schools," says Daines.

Former chair of the Northern Plains Resource Council, Ed Gulick says it's a step forward towards clean energy.

"Cleaning up coal fire power plants is a really good step. It helps creates jobs, improves our health, encourages innovations. It moves us away from a 19th century fuel. Its high time what we actually move toward clean 21st century fields," says Gulick.

The president is asking the EPA to release a proposal by next June.

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