By Emily Holden
June 11, 2014 at 2:45 pm ET
Texas Tribune’s Neena Satija and Jim Malewitz report Texas would have to cut more billions of pounds of carbon emissions than any other state under the EPA’s proposal.
According to the newly drafted regulations, if Texas were in compliance, its power sector would emit 329 billion pounds of carbon dioxide per year starting around 2030. Compared with the 524 billion pounds that the state’s generating plants spewed out last year, that would be about a 43 percent reduction. While that is among the larger cuts required, more than a dozen states — including New York, Louisiana and Washington — must reduce their emissions by larger percentages.
Emily Holden previously worked at Morning Consult as a reporter covering energy and climate change.