White House issues guidance to measure agencies' greenhouse gas emissions

Wednesday - 10/6/2010, 6:56pm EDT

Nancy Sutley , Chairperson, White House Council on Environmental Quality

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Agencies have until January to measure how much greenhouse gas emissions they produce. The measurement is part of President Obama announcement in October to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent by 2020 throughout the government.

The White House Council on Environmental Quality on Wednesday issued guidance detailing how departments should go about developing that baseline measurement.

Nancy Sutley, chairwoman of the council, spoke with Federal News Radio's Jason Miller about how the guidance will help agencies achieve this goal.