Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., criticized President Barack Obama's plan to curb emissions from power plants through the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed emissions rule, saying that clean energy may be an important part of the U.S. energy agenda, but it should not be the objective. "The goal is [energy] independence. The goal is security. The goal is reliability. And then also, as clean as possible," Landrieu said. The senator also noted that "members of Congress should set energy policy, not unelected bureaucrats."

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