President Obama signed
an executive order
directing federal agencies to set the first-ever targets for reducing carbon pollution from government buildings and vehicles.
"The federal government can and should lead by example when it comes to creating innovative ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase energy efficiency, conserve water, reduce waste, and use environmentally-responsible products and technologies," Obama said in a statement
Federal agencies will be expected
to set goals within 90 days for cutting their emissions by 2020 as well as fixing
plans to curb petroleum use, save water, and reduce waste.