7 NE states adopt CO2 plan

Geiselman, Bruce
January 2006
Waste News;1/2/2006, Vol. 11 Issue 19, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports that Governors of seven Northeastern U.S. states have signed an agreement to adopt a cap-and-trade program to lower carbon dioxide emissions, which contribute to global warming. The pact, signed on December 20, 2005, will require the participating states beginning in 2009 to cap carbon dioxide emissions from power plants at current levels, with the cap remaining in place until 2015. After 2015, the states would begin reducing emissions over a four-year period to achieve a 10 percent decline.


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