In large amounts, carbon dioxide trapped in the earth’s atmosphere is causing a great deal of problems to all of us and because of this, we are experiencing more severe weather disturbances all over the world.
President Barrack Obama recently decided to make a big environmental move by implementing a policy that could potentially reduce the nation’s carbon emissions from power plants by 30 percent by 2030. This “green” move by the president has been getting a lot of negative reactions from the critics but some are still optimistic about the plan as this editorial from www.heraldtribune.com defends the proposal:
The Environmental Protection Agency’s newly proposed rule — designed to cut carbon dioxide emissions at existing power plants by 30 percent by 2030, compared with 2005 levels — faced predictable cries of “job killer” from some Florida lawmakers and industry officials.
Yet, it appears that the rule won’t severely hurt Florida. To the contrary, it could especially benefit the state in a variety of ways — from public health, to the environment to the economy.
Before politicians get carried away with fighting the rule, they should consult energy companies and energy experts at universities to get the facts about likely impacts.
The rule, which will undergo a year of public comment before taking effect next June, is being proposed under the Clean Air Act, which allows each state to formulate its own plan for meeting the goal. States will have until 2016 to submit their plans or request an extension.
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(Article Excerpt from Florida’s energy focus, www.heraldtribune.com, June 5, 2014)