Climate target No. 1: coal - latimes.com
...effects of warming ... already are being seen and that are expected to worsen for the next few decades because of past inaction: fires, flooding and catastrophic weather...The president should keep his eye on the centerpiece. Just as the nation cannot afford to humor climate-change deniers, it cannot allow the carbon output of its worst greenhouse gas emitters to continue unchecked.[March 2013]: Los Angeles Halts Using Electricity From Coal Plants - Bloomberg
The city’s Department of Water and Power, the nation’s largest municipal-owned utility, will phase out the electricity it imports from the Navajo Generating Station in Arizona and Intermountain Power in Utah, according to a statement yesterday. The two coal plants provide 39 percent of the city’s power.