U.S. government to reduce its emissions 28 percent by 2020

WASHINGTON Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:23am EST

U.S. President Barack Obama makes remarks about climate change legislation at the White House in Washington, June 29, 2009. Obama said on Monday he was confident the U.S. Senate would act on landmark climate change legislation after the House of Representatives passed a bill last week to reduce emissions. REUTERS/Jim Young

U.S. President Barack Obama makes remarks about climate change legislation at the White House in Washington, June 29, 2009. Obama said on Monday he was confident the U.S. Senate would act on landmark climate change legislation after the House of Representatives passed a bill last week to reduce emissions.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Friday the U.S. government would reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2020 as the result of an executive order he issued to set the example on fighting climate change.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason)

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