In a move already meeting stiff resistance from powerful energy industry groups, the Obama administration formally announced a proposal Monday that would slash carbon emissions at existing power plants by 30 percent by 2030, compared with 2005 levels.

“Today, climate change — fueled by carbon pollution — supercharges risks not just to our health, but to our communities, our economy, and our way of life,” Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy said in a speech unveiling the rule.

Under the proposal, states will have several options at their disposal to meet the new standard, including renewable energy investments and shifts to natural gas.

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