Hey, Um, Wyoming? We Need to Talk … About Carbon

In the wake of Monday’s announcement by the EPA, it’s time for some states to have the ‘tough love’ conversation they’ve been avoiding.

Wow, what a day we had on Monday! The Environmental Protection Agency outlined new, groundbreaking carbon-emisson standards that have the potential to reduce our nation’s carbon output by as much as 30 percent over the next 16 years, using 2005 standards as our benchmark. But now that we’ve all had a couple of days to absorb the big news, states from coast to coast are going to have to sit down, take a good, honest look in the mirror, and do the actual carbon-cutting math—especially those states whose economies and energy policies have for too long relied on coal… Continue reading at OnEarth.org

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