🚗 🚙 Turn your trusty old car into trustworthy journalism Learn more

Cap and confiscate: Now anyone can buy and lock up pollution permits

May 25, 2021
A "vault" for carbon-emissions permits could also create incentives to drive innovation in the battle against climate change.
Emissions from a coal-fired power plant enter the atmosphere. Some states limit carbon emissions and create market-based incentives for companies to meet those goals.
Jeff Swensen/Getty Images