By now, we’ve all heard about the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, which seeks to curb greenhouse gas emissions by reducing power plant emissions and forcing utilities to use renewable power.
The plan has been criticized by some climate scientists and activists who say the EPA is taking advantage of an already vulnerable environment.
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on Thursday issued a new plan to address climate change, which she said will focus on three key areas: restoring the climate to its pre-industrial state, addressing the effects of climate change on the natural world, and addressing the impacts of climate-related pollution.
“I’m going to be looking at climate change at the most fundamental level,” McCarthy said at a news conference at the White House.
A new plan would focus on restoring the environment, McCarthy said.
That means it would prioritize conservation, clean air, and reducing greenhouse gas pollution.
The EPA’s goal is to ensure that the environment has a strong and resilient response to climate change and that it is resilient to natural disasters.
Greenhouse gas pollution will remain an important problem in the country, McCarthy emphasized.
She also said that she wants to focus on climate-specific regulations, such as the Clean Power Plant Rule, that would make it more difficult for the oil and gas industry to pollute the environment.
“This will be a major step forward in addressing greenhouse gas, as well as addressing other environmental impacts,” McCarthy added.
In an effort to keep emissions under control, the EPA has proposed limiting CO2 emissions to about 350 parts per million (ppm) from 2020 levels by 2050.
That’s an ambitious goal, given the amount of CO2 we already emit.
The agency has already cut the country’s CO2-emissions to below 350 ppm, but McCarthy said the EPA will keep cutting emissions until it can reach that goal.
The EPA also wants to reduce methane pollution from power plants to less than 5 percent of the annual level by 2025.
The Clean Power Act requires that power plants reduce methane emissions to zero by 2030, McCarthy noted.
The goal is for the average American to be able to burn only 2,300 pounds of coal per year.
She said the agency is considering regulations that would require coal-fired power plants that have fewer than 5,000 tons of CO 2 per megawatt hour to make significant improvements in their efficiency.
An additional step toward reducing methane emissions is the EPA and other federal agencies’ plan to build a national methane capture and storage system that would allow the capture of CO-2 from power stations.
McCarthy said she’s optimistic about the project, but said it is not yet ready to be used.
But the EPA doesn’t have the infrastructure in place to take on this project, and McCarthy acknowledged that many issues are needed before it can be put into effect.
McCarthy said the goal is that every U.S. power plant has to be built with CO 2 capture andstorage technology by 2030.
The next step is that the EPA, states, and utility companies must coordinate to develop the technologies.
This will require a lot of collaboration, she said.
On Wednesday, the Obama administration also announced that it would take steps to reduce carbon pollution.
Under the new Clean Power Plans, the administration will propose new regulations to reduce CO2 in power plants and reduce emissions from power production.
President Barack Obama’s EPA plans to take steps next year to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide from power generation and transportation, according to the White, a government website.
Last week, the U.N. Environment Program released its third-annual report on climate change.
The report found that the world is on track to experience a hotter and drier future, with rising sea levels and more frequent droughts.
That report also found that climate change will have an impact on energy use and the livelihoods of millions of people around the world.
The report found a correlation between CO2 levels and the number of days people die in developing countries.
The more CO2 you have in the atmosphere, the more days people have to live.
That study also found a connection between CO 2 and the likelihood that people will be displaced by climate change or will face natural disasters such as flooding and drought.
The authors of the report also called for a concerted effort to reduce greenhouse gas levels.
The U.n. has set a goal of cutting global emissions by between 25 percent and 35 percent below 2005 levels by the end of the century.