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|EPA: Florida must cut carbon emissions 38 percent|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
MIAMI — The federal government is proposing that Florida cut its carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 38 percent by the year 2030.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced specific targets for all states Monday as part of the Obama administration’s effort to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants nationwide by nearly a third over the next 15 years.
Florida’s 2012 carbon emission rate was more than 1,200 pounds per megawatt hour of energy produced. The EPA is asking the state to develop a plan to lower that to about 740 pounds.
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