The day after the United States submitted a commitment to the UN and the rest of the world to cut emissions 26-28 percent below 2005 levels, a new analysis shows that efforts to cut emissionsand prevent global warming will stimulate major economies in fuel savings, job creation and more. (The Guardian)
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Critics who insisted that American effort wouldn’t do any good because no one would follow were proved wrong. Mexico since has submitted a serious emissions commitment, as well. The major nations of the world must respond to scientists’ warnings, and U.S. leadership is a necessary prerequisite,” written in a Washington Post Editorial.
Cleanup in W.V. – Freedom Industries, the now bankrupt company responsible for the West Virginia chemical spill that left hundreds of thousands of people without water, will move forward with a voluntary cleanup program as approved by the state Department of Environmental Protection. (Charleston Gazette)
In the next month – According to administration officials, Congress is expected to vote on Trade Promotion Authority legislation within the next month. (Reuters)
Solid Plan A - “I don’t need a Plan B if I’m solid on my Plan A,” McCarthy said answering questions about challenges to the Clean Power Plan. (Bloomberg BNA)