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Maine caps emissions, Florida pretends they have enough water

In state news, Maine has passed a bill that will cap carbon emissions at 5.9 million tons in 2009, and reduce them by 10% by 2019. Maine is the third state to pass such a law, and Maine is also part of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a cooperative of Eastern and Mid-Atlantic states attempting to address carbon emissions through cap and trade programs.

On the flipside, Floridians continue to live in denial on the freshwater front. They don't have enough of it, and the feeble attempts to restrict usage are being ignored by residents and government. Just like many states in the West, Florida is looking at serious fresh water shortages in the future. But people have to have green lawns, right? This is why I like the Midwest - lots of rain, and lots of freshwater...

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