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The Exchange

Changing The Game On Climate Change


Last month, President Obama vowed to take on climate change, bypassing Congress and pledging to use his authority under existing laws. The centerpiece of his plan is imposing, for the first time, limits on carbon emissions from existing power plants.  Environmentalists applauded the announcement, but industry representatives balked, calling the approach heavy handed and warning of plant closures. We'll look at how this debate affects New Hampshire and the region.


  • Tom Irwin, vice president and director of the Conservation Law Foundation, New Hampshire.
  • Martin Murray, spokesman for Public Service of New Hampshire, the state's largest utility.
  • Curt Spalding, administrator for the EPA's New England region.