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Implementing the President's Climate Action Plan: U.S. Department of the Interior; Actions the Department of the Interior Should Take to Address Climate Change   [open pdf - 588KB]

From the Executive Summary of the report: "In June 2013, President Obama announced a plan to address climate change using the existing authorities of the Executive Branch. The President's Climate Action Plan contains domestic measures that are designed to reduce U.S. carbon emissions approximately 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020. The plan also called for the United States to be better prepared for the effects of climate change, and in November 2013, the President signed an Executive Order advancing this effort. The Department of the Interior (DOI) is an important partner in implementing the President's Climate Action Plan. The plan calls on DOI to reduce methane emissions; accelerate clean energy permitting; contribute to efforts that prepare the U.S. for the effects of climate change; protect wildlife; develop actionable climate science; and help Indian tribes adapt to climate change. This report recommends several specific actions DOI should take in carrying out the President's Climate Action Plan. These recommendations are based on suggestions submitted to the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change by over 200 groups ranging from environmental organizations and efficiency advocates to electric utilities and Fortune 500 companies. They also reflect input from leading academics and experts.

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2013-12-19
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U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy & Commerce (Democrats): http://www.democrats.energycommerce.house.gov/
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