Carbon plan still leaves US short of UN pledge

June 4, 2014 12:38 PM

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Carbon plan still leaves US short of UN pledge

President Barack Obama's plan to cut the carbon emissions of US power plants by up to 30 percent will leave America far short of its current pledges at UN climate talks, a study said Wednesday.

The United States promised in 2010 to reduce greenhouse gases by 17 percent by 2020 from 2005 levels.

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