Blue States to go Green?

In the wake of the election, many environmentalists are calling for a turn to state and local politics to achieve environmental goals.
November 25, 2004, 9am PST | Michael Dudley
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"There are real gains to be made at the state level. Increasingly a coalition of states that includes California, New York and half a dozen or more northeastern states have created their own policies to regulate CO2 emissions. Many states have also taken action on renewable energy, passing renewable energy portfolio standards that require a certain percentage of energy use in the state to come from renewable sources. These states are offering subsidies to companies and homeowners for installing power sources like wind generators and photovoltaics. Blue states can be successfully lobbied to keep their roadless areas and wild forests intact."

Thanks to Michael Dudley

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Published on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 in Truthout
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