U.S. Carbon Emissions on Track to Fall 17%, Meeting Obama Goal

U.S. Carbon Emissions on Track to Fall 17%, Meeting Obama Goal

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A plume of exhaust extends from the Mitchell Power Station, a coal-fired power plant built along the Monongahela River, 20 miles southwest of Pittsburgh, on Sept. 24, 2013 in New Eagle, Pennsylvania. The plant, owned by FirstEnergy, will be one of two plants in the region to be shut down, affecting 380 employees.