Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative http://wamc.org en 9 States Tighten Carbon Dioxide Pollution Rules http://wamc.org/post/9-states-tighten-carbon-dioxide-pollution-rules <p>Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s administration has issued final amendments to a regulation it says will reduce up to 90 million tons of carbon dioxide pollution from power plants across nine New England and mid-Atlantic states during the next six years.</p><p>Massachusetts and eight other states who also adopted revisions — Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont — are part of the nation's first multi-state "cap-and-trade" program known as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 11:29:05 +0000 Jaired Crofut 79496 at http://wamc.org 9 States Tighten Carbon Dioxide Pollution Rules Northeast Cuts Power Plant Polluting Allowances http://wamc.org/post/northeast-cuts-power-plant-polluting-allowances <p></p><p></p><p>Less carbon dioxide is polluting the air in the Northeast, prompting state environmental officials to catch up by cutting allowances for emissions in one of only two cap-and-trade programs in the United States.</p><p>Officials in all six New England states and Delaware, Maryland and New York are putting in place new rules taking pollution allowances out of circulation and reducing the 2014 limit on emissions to 91 million tons of carbon dioxide from 165 million tons, which reflects emissions levels.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 11:28:52 +0000 Jaired Crofut 69567 at http://wamc.org Northeast Cuts Power Plant Polluting Allowances Program Changes Implemented In Regional Emissions Control Program http://wamc.org/post/program-changes-implemented-regional-emissions-control-program <p></p><p></p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 17:14:06 +0000 Pat Bradley 57826 at http://wamc.org Program Changes Implemented In Regional Emissions Control Program Calls to Strengthen Regional Emissions Coalition http://wamc.org/post/calls-strengthen-regional-emissions-coalition <p>More than 50 New York organizations and individuals delivered a letter to Governor Cuomo this week calling on him to strengthen the multi-state coalition that reduces greenhouse gas emissions.<br /> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 22:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 45283 at http://wamc.org Calls to Strengthen Regional Emissions Coalition Groups Want Regional Emissions Coalition Strengthened http://wamc.org/post/groups-want-regional-emissions-coalition-strengthened <p>More than 50 New York organizations and individuals have asked Governor Cuomo to strengthen the multi-state coalition that reduces greenhouse gas emissions.<br /><br />The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, also known as RGGI, is undergoing a review that is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.&nbsp; Fifty-seven groups and individuals sent a letter to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo asking that three core principles in RGGI be strengthened during its assessment.<br />Environment New York Director David VanLuven says a strong regional program is crucial.<br /> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 21:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 45277 at http://wamc.org