State Carbon Pact Stalls
UPDATE: The pact has gone forward with seven states participating.
In a very unfortunate piece of news, the Northeastern U.S. state pact to introduce reductions in carbon emissions and establishment of a regional carbon emission market has stumbled. Two states of nine balked at signing the measure at the last moment. It is a shame that Bush administration intransigience leaves states to fend for themselves. To be effective we need global reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and major, dramatic increases in both renewable energy and energy conservation.
States Breaking With Bush on Carbon Fail to Agree
Nine Northeastern US states that have attempted to break with the Bush Administration and form a regional greenhouse gas market have failed to agree on how the plan would work.