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Democratic States' Climate Efforts Aim To Counter Trump EPA Rollbacks

January 03, 2018
Efforts by a slew of Democratic-led states to enact new or expanded climate mitigation policies in the coming months could counterbalance some of the Trump EPA's broad regulatory rollbacks, though it is unlikely that state programs would fully offset the greenhouse gas emissions impact of relaxed federal policies. Existing GHG cap-and-trade programs on both coasts are poised to expand, while several states with major gas production will implement rules limiting methane emissions from drilling facilities. In addition, California and several...

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