The Environmental Protection Agency unveiled a plan Monday that sets customized targets for states to cut emissions by 2030, compared with 2005 levels. Some states will be allowed to emit more pollutants and others less, with an overall nationwide reduction of 30 percent.
Washington’s target cut of 72 percent is the largest rate among states. An EPA spokeswoman says that’s because the state is already scheduled to shut down its coal-fired power plant.
Gov. Jay Inslee applauded the initiative on Monday, saying the state is moving forward on climate action and its work will be more effective with committed federal allies.
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