The Obama administration wants Alabama to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by about 27 percent over the next 16 years.
The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday announced targets for reducing carbon emissions in individual states. It's a major part of the administration's effort to combat climate change.
In Alabama, the government says power plants produced 1,444 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt hour in 2012. The government wants to reduce that amount by about 27 percent by 2030.