Back in 2001, a coalition of New England governors agreed to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions being generated in their states. But according to a new report by Environment Northeast, the governors’ lofty goals to address so-called global warming are experiencing a New England-style economic-reality cold front. Although the governors agreed to reduce their states’ output of greenhouse gases right away, emissions from cars, trucks and power plants are actually on the rise – in fact so much so that they are projected to be fifty percent higher in 2020 than they were in 1990. No wonder some environmentalists now believe the coalition’s promises to address global warming might be nothing but hot air.

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