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2007-02-26 09:29:08

WASHINGTON -- Governors from five Western states agreed Monday to work together to reduce greenhouse gases, saying their region has suffered some of the worst of global warming with recent droughts and bad fire seasons. The governors of Arizona, California, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington state agreed that they would develop a regional target to lower greenhouse gases and create a program aimed at helping businesses reach the still-undecided goals. "In the absence of meaningful federal...

2006-08-15 17:57:02

By Timothy Gardner NEW YORK (Reuters) - Seven northeastern U.S. states said on Tuesday they had agreed on a model rule that would create the country's first market for heat-trapping carbon dioxide by curbing emissions at power plants. The agreement, called the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, is relatively weak compared to the European Trading Scheme, the emissions trading program set up by the European Union to meet its obligations under the Kyoto Protocol on global warming....

2006-04-07 12:33:08

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Maryland has become the eighth state to join a pact seeking mandatory limits on carbon dioxide emissions, the governor's office said on Friday. President George W. Bush opposes forcing emitters to limit production of the gases that most scientists believe cause global warming. He favors voluntary methods of reducing them. Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich, a Republican, signed an act on Thursday that requires the state to join the pact, called the Regional Greenhouse...

2006-03-28 19:30:00

NEW YORK -- U.S. states breaking with the Bush administration in forming a regional plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions at power plants could next aim for cutting emissions at industrial plants, officials from the states said. The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a group of seven states in the U.S. Northeast, plans to cap emissions of carbon dioxide at power plants at 1990 levels of about 120 million tons through 2014 and then reduce it 10 percent below that level in 2018. Carbon...

2006-03-23 18:35:00

By Timothy Gardner NEW YORK (Reuters) - Power plants in the U.S. Northeast who may face rules to cut carbon dioxide emissions could be allowed to save costs by methods such as planting trees and tapping landfills for methane, according to a draft plan by Northeastern states who have signed the country's first regional greenhouse gas plan. Seven states signed the plan in December to create a cap and trade CO2 emissions market called the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. The states -- New...

2006-03-21 20:15:00

By Luis Andres Henao BOSTON (Reuters) - A pact by northeastern states to control greenhouse gases is getting a renewed push in Massachusetts, whose governor rejected the historic plan three months ago because it would raise energy costs. Pamela Resor, a Democratic senator in the state Legislature and chair of a joint committee on the environment, natural resources and agriculture, said she was confident state lawmakers would overrule Republican Gov. Mitt Romney. In December, nine Northeast...

2006-03-21 19:07:29

By Luis Andres Henao BOSTON (Reuters) - A pact by northeastern U.S. states to control greenhouse gases is getting a renewed push in Massachusetts, whose governor rejected the historic plan three months ago because it would raise energy costs. Pamela Resor, a Democratic senator in the state Legislature and chair of a joint committee on the environment, natural resources and agriculture, said she was confident state lawmakers would overrule Republican Gov. Mitt Romney. In December,...

2005-12-20 15:00:49

By Timothy Gardner NEW YORK (Reuters) - Seven northeastern U.S. states have signed the country's first plan to create a market for heat-trapping carbon dioxide by curbing emissions at power plants, New York Gov. George Pataki said on Tuesday. In a break with fellow Republican President George W. Bush, Pataki helped create the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, in which participating states agree to curb emissions starting in 2009, with cuts in emissions starting in 2016. Bush...

2005-12-20 15:14:43

By Timothy Gardner NEW YORK (Reuters) - Seven northeastern U.S. states have signed the country's first plan to create a market for heat-trapping carbon dioxide by curbing emissions at power plants, New York Gov. George Pataki said on Tuesday. In a break with fellow Republican President George W. Bush, Pataki helped create the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, in which participating states agree to curb emissions starting in 2009, with cuts in emissions starting in 2016. Bush...

2005-12-16 17:19:33

By Timothy Gardner NEW YORK (Reuters) - Seven Northeastern U.S. states hope to proceed with plans to launch a regional greenhouse gas market, even after two states dropped out of the group, sources said. "We are hoping for an announcement early next week," said an official at one of the remaining states, who asked not to be named. New York Gov. George Pataki, a Republican, has worked since mid-2003 to include nine states in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Massachusetts and...


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