Monday, January 4, 2010

US Outlines Plan to Regulate Carbon Gas Emissions

See Voice of America column...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has unveiled a strategy for cutting U.S. carbon gas emissions that emphasizes cooperation between the Obama administration and the U.S. Congress.

EPA chief Lisa Jackson outlined the plan Wednesday at a U.N. climate conference in Copenhagen.

She described her agency's decision this week to regulate carbon gas emissions in the United States as an attempt to boost ongoing U.S. congressional efforts dealing with global warming.

U.S. Senate debate is stalled on legislation imposing specific cuts on greenhouse gas emissions. But Jackson said the Obama administration is ready to work closely with lawmakers to pass comprehensive clean energy reforms lowering carbon emissions by more than 80 percent from current levels by mid-century.

The EPA ruled Monday that scientific evidence shows carbon emissions are a clear threat to Americans' health and should be regulated.

That decision gives the agency the power to regulate such emissions without Congressional approval.

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