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State to cut 72 percent of emissions under Obama plan

State to cut 72 percent of emissions under Obama plan

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KGMI News Reporting, Complied with ABC News, AP News
By Mike Curtiss

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington state would have to cut carbon emissions from its power plants by a higher rate than any other state under the Obama administration’s proposal to tackle global warming.

The Environmental Protection Agency unveiled a plan Monday that sets customized targets for states to cut emissions by 2030.

President Obama says the new rules will make for a healthier planet.

 

Some states will be allowed to emit more pollutants and others less, with an overall nationwide reduction of 30 percent.

Washington’s target cut of 72 percent is the largest rate among states.

An EPA spokeswoman says that’s because the state is already scheduled to shut down its coal-fired power plant.

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