Study: Regulations – not gas, economy driving emissions reduction

by Taylor Kuykendall
The State Journal of West Virginia
November 15, 2012

A new report says natural gas and a slow economy have been given too much credit for reducing emissions of carbon dioxide.

The Center for Climate Strategies, a Washington, D.C., based climate action and policy organization, released a study Nov. 15 that concludes recent declines in U.S. carbon emissions are primarily the product of regulations. The study specifically identifies eight policies at the federal, state and local level that account for an estimated 46 percent of emissions reductions projected through 2020.

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