Gary Lambert: Another View: Market approach to clean air worked in East
Operation Free Supporter Gary Lambert in the Sacramento Bee:
Don’t fear a market-based approach to cutting greenhouse gas emissions. We’ve been doing it on the East Coast for years, and it works just fine.
In his column Dan Morain asks questions about the emissions trading program being created in California under AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act. But he doesn’t mention that many of these questions have already been answered – in the Northeast, and over the past several years, by Californians preparing the groundwork for carbon trading. Far from being a mysterious program, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI, a market-based program for the Northeast to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, has proven to be straightforward and successful.
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