08 Jun '11, 3pm

Tough days for regional cap-and-trade

Tough days for regional cap-and-trade

Forward Print Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Subscribe Sometimes the news that isn’t happening matters as much as the news that is. Case in point: the lack of action on regional cap-and-trade in the U.S. After the Republican gains in last fall’s mid-term elections erased the chances of a national climate plan for the foreseeable future, climate hawks took solace in the regional programs that were inching forward in the Northwest, Midwest and West. But there’s been a distinct lack of movement on those fronts in the first half of 2011. And the changes that are happening aren’t pushing climate policy forward. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) announced two weeks ago that he’s pulling his state out of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative , a 10-state project in the Northwest and the nation’s only up-and-running system. The program had raised $729 million for cash-strapped states...

Full article: http://sustainableindustries.com/articles/2011/06/tough-d...

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