Clock Ticking for Obama Climate Change Push

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Time is rapidly running out for President Barack Obama to make good on his lofty vow to confront climate change head-on. Since Congress is in no mood to help, Obama is taking matters in his own hands. He's preparing a set of actions that will take years to implement, likely running up against the end of his presidency.

Obama plans to unveil the plan Tuesday in a speech at Georgetown University.

The centerpiece of the plan is a push to curb greenhouse-gas emissions from existing power plants. That's according to several people briefed on the plan, who weren't authorized to disclose details ahead of Obama's speech and requested anonymity.

Other components will include energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and help for communities preparing for the effects of climate change.

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