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President Barack Obama speaks about his Clean Power Plan, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in the East Room at the White House in Washington. The president is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time and broader options to comply. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Obama blasts 'lazy' critics of carbon rules

- The Washington Times

President Obama on Monday strongly defended his plan to limit carbon emissions from power plants and said critics of the proposal are "lazy" and unwilling to do what's necessary to save the planet.