Full Title: Cutting Greenhouse Gas from Fossil-Fuel Extraction on Federal Lands and Waters
Author(s): Claire Moser, Joshua Mantell, Nidhi Thakar, Chase Huntley, and Matt Lee-Ashley
Publisher(s): Center for American Progress
Publication Date: 03/2015
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Since taking office, President Barack Obama and his administration have taken unprecedented action to address the threat of climate change. Through policies to improve energy efficiency, increase vehicle emissions standards, encourage renewable energy production, and reduce pollution from coal-fired power plants, the administration has made remarkable progress toward meeting the president’s new goal of reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, or GHGs, by 26 percent below 2005 levels by 2020, as part of an agreement with China.1 However, even with these remarkable actions, there is still a blind spot in U.S. efforts to address climate change.