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Rural Affairs Group Likes EPA’s Carbon Emissions Rule Proposal

Rural Affairs Group Likes EPA’s Carbon Emissions Rule Proposal

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Agricultural groups are responding differently to EPA’s draft proposal to address climate change by seeking a 30 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 2030. While some farm groups are concerned about negative economic impacts, the Center for Rural Affairs sees great opportunity for agriculture taking a leadership role in shaping positive climate change. Rural Affairs Senior Advocate for Energy Policy, Jonathon Hladick says his group like’s EPA’s proposal.
Hladik says farmers are in a position to sequester carbon with their farming practices and positively impact the climate.
He says farmers can also help address climate change by implementing conservation strategies that preserve limited soil and water resources.
Hladik sees both wind and renewable energy as ways to reach that 30 percent carbon reduction that EPA is targeting.

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