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Ga. candidates weigh in on Obama's emission plan

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By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY
Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - The Obama administration's plan to reduce carbon emissions could play a role in two of the state's biggest political races this year.

Democrat Michelle Nunn says she wants to hear more about how the plan will affect Georgia while underscoring the need to reduce emissions as she campaigns for the state's open Senate seat. Both Republicans in the race - Rep. Jack Kingston and former Dollar General CEO David Perdue - say the regulations are too burdensome.

Under the plan, Georgia would need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 44 percent by 2030.

Meanwhile, in the governor's race, Democrat Jason Carter says he wants to make sure Georgia gets credit for already making progress while Gov. Nathan Deal says most people want clean air and reliable energy sources.

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