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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt
Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Monday that he would rescind the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan.  Environmental advocates in our region are critical of the move, noting that the cap-and-trade-style plan to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants is already working in the Northeast.

The nine Mid-Atlantic and New England states that participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative have agreed to a draft proposal that will further reduce power plant carbon emissions under the regional environmental pact.

Nine Mid-Atlantic and New England states have agreed to update their regional environmental pact to further reduce power plant carbon emissions to fight global climate change.

Adirondack Council

The Adirondack Council announced Monday that it was able to obtain more carbon allowances during the latest Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative auction.

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A new report argues the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative has positively impacted the health of residents across the Northeast.

NYS Energy Plan

Renewable energy is taking center stage in New York, as the state forges ahead in its quest to develop and expand solar, wind and hydropower.

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A bill to remove New Hampshire from a multi-state carbon cap-and-trade program known as RGGI appears to have little public support.

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New York is among nine states already cutting greenhouse gases from power plants that say proposed federal guidelines for future national reductions are welcome.

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which sets pollution caps and requires using or buying credits to exceed them, says its states collectively have reduced carbon dioxide emissions from electrical generation by 40 percent since 2005.

However, the federal target by 2030 is another 44 percent cut for New York, based on 2012 pollution levels.

National Parks Service

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative is a collaborative effort of nine Northeast and mid-Atlantic states to lower greenhouse emissions. Changes in the program have been announced that are intended to further reduce CO2 emissions and restrict the number of allowances that are sold during the program’s auctions.

EPA

More than 50 New York organizations and individuals delivered a letter to Governor Cuomo this week calling on him to strengthen the multi-state coalition that reduces greenhouse gas emissions.