President Obama: We led with historic investments in growing industries like wind and solar that created a steady stream of new jobs. We set the first-ever nationwide standards to limit the amount of carbon pollution that power plants can dump into the air. Note: The world will see how President Obama's claims and actions play out in the future. It is very important for all countries to reduce air, water and land pollution, respect the environment and protect biodiversity. EFN-USA does not consider CO2 to be a pollutant anywhere near these concentrations. It is essential for life.