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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Des Moines Register , Philip Brasher

Published June 26, 2009

Farmers who already conserve carbon in the soil by not plowing it could qualify for the new credits to keep them from breaking up the land and releasing the carbon into the air.

Monday, September 7, 2009

A frayed regulatory framework and dependence on voluntary action has done little to mitigate the damage from agricultural activities in the six states in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Hill , Jim Snyder

Excerpt:

Meanwhile, environmental groups are focusing on another delicate issue: carbon offsets.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The New Republic , Bradford Plumer

Excerpt:

The Environmental Working Group recently analyzed the House climate bill and noted that the legislation allows farmers to earn credits under the cap-and-trade regime for practices such as low or no-till farming even if they've been going on since 2001.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Des Moines Register , Phil Brasher

Excerpt:

A bill passed by the House last month would set caps on greenhouse gases and require polluters to have permits for their emissions.

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