"Report Outlines Climate Change Options for Obama Administration"

"The United States will struggle to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to promised levels by 2020, a report from a prominent think tank warned this week, but the federal government, states and industry already have the means at their disposal to achieve such goals."

"The report, by the World Resources Institute, a think tank that focuses on the environment and socioeconomic development, looks at the technical and legal authority President Barack Obama could use to build on the pledge in his inaugural address to address climate change. The United States won’t meet its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 17 percent by 2020 without taking meaningful action, said the report’s lead author, Nicholas Bianco, a senior associate at the institute.

'The good news is, we have the tools to get there,' Bianco said Wednesday in Washington."

Erika Bolstad reports for McClatchy Newspapers' Washington Bureau February 6, 2013.

SEE ALSO:

"In Short Run, Obama Can Bypass Congress on Climate" (Climate Central)

"U.S. Could Fall Short of 2020 Climate Goal, New Study Says, But Target Remains in Reach" (Washington Post)
 

Source: McClatchy, 02/07/2013