BALTIMORE (AP) — A new report says Maryland is falling behind in reaching greenhouse gas reduction goals.

The report was released Tuesday in Baltimore by Environment Maryland.

The review of 10 top emissions reductions targets found Maryland is not on track to make cuts proposed in its Climate Action Plan. That will make it difficult to meet the goals of the state’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act. The only area Maryland is on track is its participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a 10-state cap-and-trade program that limits carbon dioxide emissions by power plants but allows them to trade credits from plants operating under their limit.

The report also criticized a decision by Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley to classify trash incineration as renewable energy, which environmentalists say will hurt recycling efforts.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (3)
  1. Bob Sherron says:

    Who cares ?

  2. WE DO! says:

    This type of statistic gives rise to a “renewed effort” to meet environmental goals in Maryland, BillyBob.
    These renewed efforts are sure to include a tax-hike for you and me, BillyBob.
    The bottom line, BillyBob, is that you and I will take home less, and be able to buy less with what we are able to take home.
    Thanks for your participation, BillyBob.

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