The president's plan will put a focus on the use of coal by electric utilities. The plan will not require action by Congress. The EPA will be instructed to implement the plan and modify the standards for new plants. It will also create new energy standards for many household appliances. The plan will allow the president to meet the emission goals that he agreed to at the Copenhagen meeting.
The Koch brothers, along with other libertarians who defend their right to pollute the environment, will put pressure on the GOP to block the EPA from implementing the plan. They will get a lot of help from their friends in the media.