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Faith, business and Utah leaders weigh in on Clean Power Plan

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Amy Joi O’Donoghue – Deseret News

A national group of business leaders and an evangelical network praised the Obama administration’s proposed Clean Power Plan as a clean-energy job producer and a step toward addressing what they say is the most pressing global challenge of modern time: climate change.

The plan, rolled out in June and under public comment that ended Monday, is the cornerstone of President Barack Obama’s Climate Action plan and seeks to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants by 30 percent in 15 years.

“It is something that is good for America, good for our economy and good for our environment,” said Bob Keefe, executive director of Environmental Entrepreneurs, a national group of business leaders.

Keefe spoke on the proposed carbon cutting plan during a Monday teleconference in which he was joined by the Rev. Mitchell C. Hescox, president and CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network, a national ministry. (…)

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