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Governor Cuomo and Governor Brown reaffirm commitment to exceeding targets of the clean power plan

March 29, 2017 by Ronjoy Bezbarua

(Source: New York State) With the announcement that the United States will begin to dismantle the Clean Power Plan, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a statement reaffirming their ongoing commitment to exceed the targets of the Clean Power Plan and curb carbon pollution. New York and California lead the nation in ground-breaking policies to combat climate change. Both states – which account for roughly 10 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States – have adopted advanced energy efficiency and renewable energy programs to meet and exceed the requirements of the Clean Power Plan and have set some of the most aggressive greenhouse gas emission reduction targets in North America – 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 and 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. New York and California will continue to work closely together – and with other states – to help fill the void left by the federal government. Read full article….

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