10 March 2015
State Lawmakers Support EPA Carbon Reduction Efforts
Two hundred fifty-nine state legislators from across the nation are giving letters to the Environmental Protection Agency for the EPA’s effort to reduce carbon dioxide pollution and to the increase in renewable energy. A clean power plan could achieve more pollution reductions with higher renewable energy. The 2030 EPA is said to target renewable energy generations below what has already been enacted in 17 states. Clean energy is an American success story. In 2009, the EPA has issued an endangered finding for carbon dioxide which means that carbon dioxide pollution was ruled to be a threat to human health. There is a development of the standards to reduce carbon pollutions and the EPA is seeking public comment to propose pollution limits. In the United States, electric power plants emit about 2.2 billion tons of carbon dioxide each year. By implementing carbon emission standards the EPA expects to reduce carbon nationwide by 30% from to 2005 levels to 2030. The goal is for Environmental Legislators to provide out members with the information they need to promote sound environmental policy at the state level. There member are in charge of protecting the air we breathe and the water we drink.