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Monday, June 2, 2014

One Big Step...

Bright Hub: Careers in Environmental Science
...and hopefully, a giant leap for the species.

On Monday (today) the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to unveil proposed regulations that could be the biggest step the U.S. has taken yet toward dealing with climate change. The regulations would limit emissions from power plants, which currently account for 40 percent of all carbon dioxide emissions in the United States, by far the biggest source.

“There’s a good chance that when history is written, this will be seen as the moment when the U.S. fully committed to combating climate change,” says Michael Greenstone, professor of environmental economics at MIT. “It’s a tremendous step forward.”

MIT Technology Review:
EPA to Take Biggest Step Ever to Fight Climate Change, Kevin Bullis

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