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NRDC, Public Citizen Push for Tougher Standard

While the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new greenhouse gas regulation is a good first step, “environmental activists are not overwhelmed with joy at the news,” Adler reports. “Environmental experts generally agree that more ambitious targets are possible, especially if the EPA is going to make the rules extend all the way to 2030.” David Hawkins of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Tyson Slocum of Public Citizen both called for a tougher standard, even though the EPA’s state-by-state approach follows the broad strategy in a 2013 NRDC proposal.

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