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Cap & Trade Critics Find RGGI Allows Local Pollution Hikes, Harming EJ Areas

November 21, 2019
A first-of-its-kind analysis from an environmental group long opposed to carbon trading is finding that environmental justice (EJ) communities in the states covered by the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) utility cap-and-trade program are not reaping the benefits of the program’s overall pollution cuts. The Nov. 19 report , “Cap and Trade: More Pollution for the Poor and People of Color,” by Food & Water Watch, is harshly critical of the program that is generally popular among the environmental community...

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