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Document: EPA's final GHG inventory confirms slight emissions cut

April 11, 2019
EPA's final annual greenhouse gas inventory that includes data through 2017 is confirming a relatively small GHG emissions cut from the prior year, highlighting a slowdown in reductions during the early part of the Trump presidency. The final inventory , released April 11, says that national GHG emissions were 6,457 million metric tons (MMT) of carbon dioxide equivalent, which is a 35 MMT reduction from 2016, or 0.5 percent lower. The rate of decline, however, is slowing relative to 2015...

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