In this July 23, 2015, photo, Republican presidential candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the American Legislative Exchange Council 42nd annual meeting in San Diego. Walker says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should become an "umbrella organization," with most of its powers shifted to state regulators. Walker discussed the idea in a story published Monday by the Washington Examiner and again with reporters following a campaign stop in Chicago. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidates, with the exception of Donald Trump, will test their messages in New Hampshire on Monday in a pivotal week on the 2016 campaign trail that will be dominated by their first head-to-head debate on Thursday. Fourteen of the 17 candidates are to face off in Manchester, N.H., for the Voters Issues Forum, a two-hour event at Saint Anselm College in which each candidate will be asked questions by a moderator based on a random draw. Most of the leaders in the Republican field are to participate, including Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Marco Rubio, but not poll leader Trump, who declared he would not attend in outrage over an editorial published by the Union Leader, the Manchester newspaper that is one of the sponsors of the event.

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What the Clean Power Plan Means For America

On August 3, 2015, in White House 2.0, by Obama Watcher
 

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BREAKING: On Monday, President Obama will release the final version of America's Clean Power Plan—the biggest, most...

Posted by The White House on Saturday, August 1, 2015

 

On Monday, August 3, President Obama is announcing the finalization of America's Clean Power Plan, the biggest step we've ever taken to combat climate change. This plan sets the first-ever carbon pollution standards for power plants, while providing states and utilities with the flexibility they need to meet those standards.

Watch the President deliver remarks on this announcement:

Find out how the Clean Power Plan will impact your state:

 

Alabama                      Arizona                      Arkansas

California                     Colorado                   Connecticut

Delaware                     Florida                       Georgia

Idaho                           Illinois                         Indiana

Iowa                            Kansas                       Kentucky

Louisiana                    Maine                         Maryland

Massachusetts           Michigan                     Minnesota

Mississippi                  Missouri                      Montana

Nebraska                    Nevada                      New Hampshire

New Jersey                 New Mexico               New York

North Carolina             North Dakota              Ohio

Oklahoma                    Oregon                      Pennsylvania

Rhode Island               South Carolina          South Dakota

Tennessee                  Texas                        Utah

Virginia                        Washington               West Virginia

Wisconsin                    Wyoming

 

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