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Dem climate plan would end greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

House Democrats have unveiled a plan to address climate change that would set a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.  (CNN/file)
House Democrats have unveiled a plan to address climate change that would set a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. (CNN/file)(NBC15)
Published: Jun. 30, 2020 at 1:34 PM CDT
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WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats have unveiled a plan to address climate change that would set a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

It also would push renewable energy such as wind and solar power and address environmental injustice that harms low-income and minority communities.

The plan sets a range of targets, including a 45% reduction by 2030 of greenhouse gas emissions.

It would require that new cars by 2035 would emit no greenhouse gases, while heavy-duty trucks would eliminate those emissions by 2040.

The new plan backed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other leaders is less ambitious than a sweeping Green New Deal that a group of progressive Democrats outlined last year.

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