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Wyoming faces lower CO2 cuts than nearby states

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Wyoming officials will not have to cut carbon dioxide emissions as much as neighboring states under new proposed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations.
The EPA announced the rules last week with a goal of cutting carbon emissions by 30 percent nationwide.

Wyoming would need to cut its CO2 emissions by 19 percent and Nebraska by 26 percent.

Wyoming's target reduction is lower because coal-fired power plants supply almost 90 percent of the state's electricity.

Two-thirds of that electricity is exported to other states.
The deadline to accomplish CO2  reductions would be by 2030.
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