New leaders want to add their states to carbon trading program

Nov 9, 2017

As the United Nations climate change talks continue in Germany, the U.S. could see an increase in commitments to the cause — from states, not federal programs. The governors-elect of Virginia and New Jersey want to add their states to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. The cap-and-trade program includes nine states already, and the addition of Virginia would grow the amount of pollution the program covers by about 50 percent.

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