Obama’s plan to cut emissions and his environmental legacy

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Guests: Chris Mooney, Craig Packer, and Hal Herzog

Yesterday, President Obama announced a new set of EPA regulations – “The Clean Power Plan” – that will require states to significantly reduce their carbon emissions and encourages them to invest more in renewable energy alternatives. Joining us to unpack Obama’s announcement and what it means for Obama’s legacy is CHRIS MOONEY, who writes about energy and the environment at The Washington Post. Then we’ll shift gears and discuss the death of Cecil, a beloved lion in Zimbabwe, and what it says about trophy hunting and lion conservation with CRAIG PACKER. We’ll also hear from psychologist HAL HERZOG about the complex relationships between animals and people why people react so strongly to the death of charismatic megafauna.

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