It has been a mixed bag of reactions when it comes to the President’s proposal to reduce the carbon emissions from the country’s power plants by 30% by 2030 - everything from this is the best thing since sliced bread to the President’s plan is just plain nuts is being thrown about the internet. Even those within the ag community are torn between thinking that the plan will severely hurt farmers and rural electric co-ops to commending the Administration for its leadership on climate change mitigation. Republicans are united for the most part against the plan, while Democrats seem to be torn between their desire to push for climate change solutions and believing that “singling out one part of the energy sector is wrong”. Are the negative reactions to the plan purely political? Will it bring higher electricity costs and kill jobs, or will the plan be as successful in cleaning the air we breath, helping to slow climate change, spur innovation and create jobs as the Administration claims? Only time will tell, but even that is said to be in dwindling supply when it comes to addressing climate change.