Friday, November 16, 2007

Midwestern States Sign Greenhouse Gas Deal - Nearly 50% of Americans Now Covered by Some Agreement

Milwaukee (TGW) – Midwest states signed agreements Thursday designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions, promote conservation, and fight global warming.

George Bush has refused sign any federal law limiting greenhouse gas emissions.

"We are a little smaller, more nimble than the federal government ... perhaps we can roll it up into part of a larger national policy," said Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty.

The pact means that now nearly half of all Americans live under some agreement devised to fight global warming.

The states that the agreement covers span from Ohio to Kansas. If the same group of states were an individual country, it would be the fifth largest producer of greenhouse gases.

Other groups of states have signed agreements as well. States on the East Coast have the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and the Western Regional Climate Action Initiative.

Via :: Reuters