Slowly it is dawning on the press that Uncle Sam is cutting carbon and that gas is playing a major role. The LA Times is but one example of prominent media reporting that America has cut its carbon emissions in 3 out of the last 4 years and 4 of last 6. http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-carbon-emissions-20120911,0,3568947.story .
An EIA energy brief triggered the reporting. http://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=7890.
The US carbon reduction story is getting better, much better, in 2012. EIA data for January to May, 2012 show a 6% decline in emissions, when compared to the same period in 2011.
Once 2012 is in the books, the US will certainly have cut carbon emissions for 4 of the last 5 years and 5 of the last 7. No country in the world has cut more carbon than the US since 2006!