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Efforts in the Mid-Atlantic Region to Curb Climate Change

How You Can Help
Other EPA Region 3 Climate Change Information

Reducing Greenhouse Gases in the Mid-Atlantic: An Overview of EPA Region 3 (PDF, 29 pp.,6,109 KB, About PDF)

Efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are taking place at all levels of government in the Mid-Atlantic Region. At the national and regional levels, EPA supports a wide variety of programs to reduce emission, and promote energy efficiency and clean energy. At the state and local level, most governments have developed plans for curbing greenhouse gas emissions and and policies for increased energy efficiency and renewable energy. A number of states in the region participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI),Exit EPA Click for disclaimer the country's first market-based, mandatory cap-and-trade program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


EPA's National Climate Change Efforts

National Efforts

The federal focus is on voluntary programs and partnerships to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These promote energy efficiency and renewable energy, encourage companies to develop comprehensive climate change strategies, develop strategies for reducing gases that have a potentially high impact on global-warming, advance agricultural practices for reducing methane as well as clean diesel and other technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Given a recent court ruling that EPA has the regulatory authority to address the problem of climate change coupled with efforts in Congress to pass a cap and trade bill, regulatory programs are expected to be implemented in the near future.


EPA Mid-Atlantic Climate Change Efforts

Regional Efforts

The states in Region III
We are involved in a variety of activities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote energy efficiency and encourage renewable energy, including assistance to key municipalities for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, support for collaborative, cross-program projects under the Energy and Resource Conservation Challenge (RCC), and support for the Clean Energy, Clean Diesel and Clean School Bus programs.


State and Local Government Efforts Exit EPA Click for disclaimer

Governments and organizations in the region have been at the forefront in in developing and implementing policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A number of states participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the country's first market-based, mandatory cap-and-trade program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, most state and local governments have developed plans to curb greenhouse gas emissions and have innovative policies for increased energy efficiency and renewable energy.

The links below direct you to state and local websites about climate activities greenhouse gas emissions.

You will need Adobe Reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA's PDF page to learn more.

Delaware

Washington, DC

Maryland

Pennsylvania

Virginia

West Virginia

To find a person who can provide more detailed information regarding climate change issues go to EPA Regional Climate Change Contacts page.

 

 

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