Louisiana to join U.S. Climate Alliance, sets carbon-neutral goals


Gov. John Bel Edwards announced plans last week for Louisiana to join the U.S. Climate Alliance, a move that follows an earlier executive order setting a goal for the state to be carbon-neutral by 2050. It may be the most surprising addition to the growing number of states setting aggressive climate goals, reports National Public Radio.

The move would put Louisiana in line with President Biden’s ambitious climate target for the entire country, and what scientists say is needed globally to avoid the most catastrophic consequences of the warming climate. But it’s not yet clear how the state would achieve that. Read the full story.