Benton County makes a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

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Published on September 6, 2018 -

Benton County staff said they're taking steps to battle climate change since not enough is being done nationally.


Benton County makes a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Brady wakayama kezi nine news.

We have an update on a plan to reduce greenhouse gasses in benton county... commissioners voted yesterday to put the plan into effect.

The goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 75 percent of 1990 levels.

And all of the action starts within the benton county government.

Not only are they changing behavior in the offic?like carpooling and compostin?

But they're also establishing a new set of standards that all county buildings have to meet when being built or renovated.

"we are completely focused on the county government.

We were instructed by the commissioners to get our own house in order first, then we can slowly get out into the communities."

Mcguire says they're seeing the effects of climate change every day in benton county.

From the shifts in weather to the bone dry rivers...he says something needs to change.

And although the best time to start making changes would have been 10 years ago... he says

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