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Phasing out coal, oil and gas extraction in US would drastically cut emissions

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A quarter of US fossil fuel extraction occurs on 650m acres of federal land. Photograph: Matthew Brown/AP

The reduction would slash greenhouse gas emissions by 100m tonnes a year by 2030 and even more after that, comparing well to other proposed measures

May 3, 2016 — Phasing out coal, oil and gas extraction on US federal land would cut greenhouse gas emissions by 100m tonnes a year by 2030 and even more after then, providing a useful brake to climate change, according to a new study. Continue reading Phasing out coal, oil and gas extraction in US would drastically cut emissions