Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Carbon dioxide emissions on the rise; new report

U.S. PIRG is releasing a report today which shows just how much carbon dioxide emissions have increased in recent decades. The report is at www.uspirg.org/reports/carbonboom06.pdf.

The report shows that 28 states more than doubled their carbon dioxide emissions over the four decades. Increased combustion of oil to fuel cars and light trucks and coal for electricity drove the steep rise in emissions.

The report was released as Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Jim Jeffords (I-VT) were said to be preparing wide-ranging legislation to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

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