Obama says confident in legal footing after Supreme Court carbon decision

U.S. President Barack Obama poses with a baby before boarding Air Force One as he departs from Moffett Field in Mountain View, CaliforniaBy Jeff Mason and Valerie Volcovici ATHERTON, Calif./WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday called the Supreme Court’s decision to delay implementation of his administration’s Clean Power Plan “unusual” and expressed confidence that the White House would prevail. In Washington, Gina McCarthy, Obama’s head of the Environmental Protection Agency, told state energy and environmental regulators that the ruling “is not going to slow us down.” The Supreme Court on Tuesday delivered a blow to the plan, the centerpiece of Obama’s climate change policy and backbone of his administration’s commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions pledged last year in Paris.

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