EPA releases new carbon emission standards

Under the proposed rules, states will have a variety of paths at their disposal to meet the reduced emissions requirements.

On June 2, the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled a draft proposal intended to aggressively tackle carbon emissions leading up to 2030. The draft rules hope to reduce power plant emissions by 30 percent from the levels recorded in 2005, and are among the most potent legislative action the United States has considered in combatting pollution.

Under the proposed rules, states will have a variety of paths at their disposal to meet the reduced emissions requirements. The Wall Street Journal reports that among those options would be state-formed cap-and-trade programs, as well as the implementation of newer renewable energy technologies.

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