What Texas Could Do to Follow Climate Change Rules

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.

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