EPA asks Alaska to cut carbon emissions 26 percent

 


ANCHORAGE, (AP) – Alaska state officials will study a federal plan to lower carbon pollutant emissions before weighing in on its effects, according to a Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner spokesman.

The Obama administration on Monday unveiled an initiative aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels.

Emissions cuts vary by state. In Alaska, the plan calls for a cut of carbon pollutants by nearly 26 percent over the next 15 years.

The draft rule is more than 600 pages long, and it's accompanied by nearly 400 pages of re...



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