U.S. Promises To Cut Greenhouse Gases By A Quarter Of 2005 Levels

March 31, 2015 3:03 PM

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The Obama administration is pledging that the U.S. will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28 percent of 2005 levels over the next 10 years. The new target was submitted to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Tuesday.

The step largely formalizes a plan that President Obama announced last November during a visit to China, in a move that was coordinated with China's first-ever pledge to cap its emissions.

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