The Obama administration is preparing a full-court press on climate change with the final release of the landmark rule that will limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.
The White House will finalize a rule that puts the first-ever limits on carbon emissions from power plants, the largest source of pollution that contributes to global warming. The rule goes beyond what was proposed last year, requiring that the power sector cut 32 percent of carbon emissions based on 2005 levels by 2030, up from a 30 percent target in the proposal.
In a video released by the White House, President Obama said the rules were "the biggest, most important step we've ever taken to combat climate change."
"Climate change is not a problem for another generation, not anymore," he said.
The rule will be officially rolled out Monday, the first in a series of events by Obama and other administration officials to highlight climate change. In his second term, Obama has focused on climate change as a legacy issue.
The president is set to make several speeches over the coming weeks about the threat of global warming, including delivering the keynote address at Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's National Clean Energy Summit in Nevada on Aug. 24. Obama will also travel to the Alaskan Arctic at the end of the month, the first president to do so.