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The nine states of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, including Rhode Island, have set a new, more ambitious goal for reducing carbon emissions by 2030.

They want to cut pollution by 30 percent -- or more, if that proves too easy.

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The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which caps power plant carbon emissions in participating states, is expected to expand to New Jersey and Virginia. 


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Local environmental groups are pleased with a new proposal from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative to reduce the amount of carbon emissions in New England, but some think the plan should be more ambitious.


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Environmental advocates across New England are pushing for a more ambitious cap on carbon pollution.