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| P a g e 9 / 3 0 / 2 0 0 8 State law calls for caps on greenhouse gases www.greenwich-post.com
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9 / 3 0 / 2 0 0 8 P a g e | Gov. M. Jodi Rell said Friday that the state’s ongoing commitment to reducing greenhouse gases will take a step forward Wednesday when a new global warming law goes into effect Oct. 1. “Our environmental efforts continue to be a model for the rest of the region and the nation,” Ms. Rell said. “By reducing our carbon footprint we are creating a healthier environment for future generations and, at the same time, shrinking our gluttonous appetite for fossil fuels. Given the wild fluctuations this year in the oil market, we are all painfully aware now how important it is to decrease our dependency on foreign oil and develop cleaner, renewable power sources.” The law drew broad bipartisan support and coincides with this week’s historic auction of carbon allowances under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Connecticut is one of 10 northeastern states participating in the “cap-and-trade” program aimed at controlling carbon dioxide emissions in the nation and was one of the first states to sign the agreement. State officials say results of the
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