News

State to cut 72 percent of emissions under Obama plan

State to cut 72 percent of emissions under Obama plan

Photo: clipart.com

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.

Recent Headlines

in Sports

AP source: Giants aware of Pierre-Paul’s fireworks injury

Fresh
giantspaul

A person with knowledge of the incident tells The A.P. that the Giants are aware of an incident involving Jason Pierre-Paul and fireworks, but the team is unsure about the severity of any injuries.

in Sports

MLB: 4 Royals elected All-Star starters

joseallstar

Houston second baseman Jose Altuve passed Kansas City's Omar Infante in the final days of voting, leaving four Royals as starters for the All-Star Game.

in Lifestyle

RETAIL THERAPY: Amazon plans massive ‘Prime Day’ to celebrate 20th birthday

24-overlay3

The online retail giant plans to celebrate two decades of deals and two-day shipping with "more deals than Black Friday."

in Entertainment

Nicolas Cage almost played ‘Superman’

17-overlay3

And there's video to prove it!

in Sports

Serena downs Venus to reach Wimbledon quarters

serenawimbledon

A contest featuring the sisters, who between them have hoisted the Rosewater Dish 10 times, should have been a blockbuster but turned out to be yet another awkward anti-climax.

Bellingham Traffic