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President Obama announced today in a prepared statement from the White House that the Federal Government will cut their emissions by 28% by 2020. The announcement comes on the heels of his State of the Union Address where he urged Congress to put aside it’s party bickering in order to pass important legislation like a comprehensive climate bill. Obama noted in his statement, “as the largest energy consumer in the United States, we have a responsibility to American citizens to reduce our energy use and become more efficient.” Obama is urging Congress to pass a bill that would lower national emissions by 17% of 2005 levels by 2020 and hopes that this plan will allow the government to lead by example.

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