The logo of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at the agency's Western States regional office | Courtesy of Dan Lurie/Flickr

EPA seeks local government, business input on emission reduction



The logo of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at the agency's Western States regional office | Courtesy of Dan Lurie/Flickr
Courtesy of Dan Lurie/Flickr

The Environmental Protection Agency hopes to collaborate with state and local governments and business groups as it develops policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the EPA’s Region 7 administrator said Monday.

Speaking at an event in the Kansas City area, the EPA’s Karl Brooks said his agency wants the drafting of the new policy, which is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2030, to be driven by the states with input from businesses. That will require players in the energy industry to work together on innovative solutions to address climate change, Brooks said.

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