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Recession byproduct - a cut in emissions

But low level may hurt cap and trade program

Water vapor rose from smokestacks at a California Department of Power and Water generating plant in Long Beach last month. Yesterday, the EPA proposed establishing a national system for reporting greenhouse gas emissions. Water vapor rose from smokestacks at a California Department of Power and Water generating plant in Long Beach last month. Yesterday, the EPA proposed establishing a national system for reporting greenhouse gas emissions. (TIM RUE/BLOOMBERG NEWS)
By Beth Daley
Globe Staff / March 11, 2009

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New figures being released today show the recession helped drive down global warming emissions from Northeast power plants last year to their lowest levels in at least nine years. (Full article: 991 words)

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