Cutting the carbon pollution output
No maps were included in Monday’s EPA plan to reduce air pollutants, but a recent study by Syracuse and Harvard universities shows which areas would benefit most if pollutants were reduced by 773,000 short tons a year by 2020. The EPA plan calls for a reduction of 702,000 short tons by 2020.
Sources: Map estimates courtesy of Syracuse University and the Science Policy Exchange; U.S. Energy Information Administration; Harvard University. Patterson Clark, Richard Johnson, Laris Karklis, Katie Park and Ted Mellnik/The Washington Post.