Tuesday, March 11, 2008

EPA Reports Drop in US Emissions in 2006

The Environmental Protection Agency is working on an annual report examining US Greenhouse Gas Emissions from 1990-2006, Environmental Leader reports. EPA found that overall emissions during 2006 decreased by 1.5% from the previous year.

With total US emissions in 2006 at 7,202 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent, it is easy to see how a decrease of 1.5% is substantial. Overall, emissions have grown by 14.1 percent from 1990 to 2006 while the U.S. economy has grown by 59 percent over the same period. The 2006 emissions decrease is only the third decline in annual emissions since 1990.

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