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U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rising, Government Reports

Dec. 13, 2018, 8:04 PM

Greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, vehicles, and and other energy-related sources in the U.S. are on the rise again after several years of declines, according to new government data.

The Trump administration has cited the earlier declines in justifying rolling back regulations to fight greenhouse gas emissions.

Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions are projected to rise 3 percent in 2018, the Energy Department said in a report this week that attributed the uptick to a warmer summer and colder winter. The jump comes after three years of declines as utilities increasingly shut down coal plants and switched to natural gas, ...