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Australia's PM Scraps Plan To Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cap

The plan would have lowered Australia's greenhouse gas emissions cap to 26 percent below 2005's levels within 12 years.
Posted at 1:31 PM, Aug 20, 2018

Australia's prime minister has scrapped plans to create legislation that would limit the country's greenhouse gas emissions. That's according to The Associated Press

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said it was because the measure wouldn't pass parliament, though most government lawmakers supported the emissions target. 

The plan would have limited Australia's greenhouse gas emissions to 26 percent below 2005's levels within 12 years. 

The Associated Press reports Turnbull's decision comes as some members of Australia's parliament are pushing Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton to challenge Turnbull's leadership. 

Dutton dismissed the idea in a tweet on Friday, saying he supports Turnbull and the government's policies.