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June 3, 2014

Washington expected to cut emissions 72%

  • The Association of Washington Business says the EPA's proposed changes would devastate the state's manufacturing industry and put jobs at risk.
  • By PHUONG LE
    Associated Press

    Washington state would be expected to cut carbon emissions from its existing power plants by 72 percent 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. Some states will be allowed to emit more pollutants and others less, with an overall nationwide reduction of 30 percent below 2005 levels.


     
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