Here’s what the presidential candidates think of Obama’s climate plan

Grist

This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

President Barack Obama just unveiled the final version of rules that crack down on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants — the most significant contributor to global warming in the United States. “Climate change is not a problem for another generation, not anymore,” Obama said in a video released on Sunday. But not everyone agrees. Here’s what some of the leading 2016 presidential candidates think of Obama’s Clean Power Plan:

Marco Rubio

On Sunday, at an event hosted by the Koch brothers, the Florida senator slammed the plan. “So if there’s some billionaire somewhere who is a pro-environmental, cap-and-trade person, yeah, they can probably afford for their electric bill to go up a couple of hundred dollars,” Rubio said, according to The Huffington Post. “But if you’re a single mom in Tampa…

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