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Posted Tue Mar 18 2008: from Hartford Courant:
Carbon Dioxide Up For Sale http://apocadocs.com/s.pl?1205863017
"For the first time in the U.S., carbon dioxide goes on sale in September and the bidding will start at $1.86 a ton. A consortium of 10 states, including Connecticut, said Monday it will hold the first auction of carbon emissions "allowances" on Sept. 10, part of a plan to curb greenhouse gases from the region's power plants and slow global warming. Subsequent auctions will be held quarterly, and power plant operators who until now have been able to emit without paying will have until the end of 2011 to acquire enough credits to account for all of their CO{-2} emissions. "It's a new model not just for the region but for the nation," said state Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Gina McCarthy. "It's a way we can make greenhouse gas reductions achievable but do it in way that costs are contained, that protects the interests of the consumer."
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Kinda reminds us of the birth of our nation, when all of New England and states south of it banded together.

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