New leaders want to add their states to carbon trading program
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As the United Nations climate change talks continue in Germany, the U.S. could see an increase in commitments to the cause — from states, not federal programs. The governors-elect of Virginia and New Jersey want to add their states to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. The cap-and-trade program includes nine states already, and the addition of Virginia would grow the amount of pollution the program covers by about 50 percent.
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