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With immigration postponed, Congress seizes on Obama’s coal plan

President Obama wipes sweat from his head during a speech on climate change in 2013. Obama's climate agenda is under fire from Congressional Republicans. Evan Vucci/AP/File
President Obama wipes sweat from his head during a speech on climate change in 2013. Obama's climate agenda is under fire from Congressional Republicans. Evan Vucci/AP/File
Laws and Regs  | 
The Christian Science Monitor

Washington — President Obama may have delayed action on immigration until after November’s midterm elections, hoping to avoid political fallout. But that leaves another hot-button topic for critics in Congress to target: climate change.

It’s another issue on which Obama has sidestepped Congress to the praise of his supporters, but to the scorn of his critics – both Democratic and Republican – on Capitol Hill.

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