August 30, 2014
L'AQUILA, Italy (AP) - The Obama administration says it agrees that industrialized nations should sharply reduce their greenhouse gas emissions over the next four decades.
White House officials said Wednesday that the administration supports a goal of an 80 percent greenhouse gas reduction from industrialized nations by 2050. It would be part of a worldwidegoal of a 50 percent cut in all such gases, believed to cause global warming.
White House economics adviser Mike Froman said the non-binding
language will be included in agreements embraced by the G-8 nations
meeting in Italy.
He said President Barack Obama supports the targets. Some opponents say such sharp reductions would hamper businesses and
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