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The Obama Administration committed in 2009 to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020. While the Administration is not currently on track to meet this goal, it can pursue a suite of policies even without new legislation. If pursued with “go-getter” level ambition, those policies can achieve the 17 percent commitment. Below we look at four possible emissions scenarios. Click through each scenario to learn more. (States can also play a role in achieving the 17 percent target, but these actions are not incorporated into this infographic.)
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