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Louisiana Task Force Recommends Plan to Cut Emissions by 2050

Jan. 31, 2022, 11:12 PM

A climate task force created by Louisiana’s governor on Monday approved a set of recommendations for the Gulf Coast state to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

The ways in which Louisiana Climate Action Plan could be implemented will start taking shape in early March. It’s unclear how Louisiana’s Republican-led Legislature will respond to the task force’s plan.

  • “While creating consensus around these strategies was not always easy, they ultimately chose action over inaction,” Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) said of the task force in a statement.
  • Louisiana’s industrial sector contributes 66% of overall state emissions, according to ...