Chevrolet buys carbon credits to help N.D. ranchers

Greg Gardner

By partnering with a group of North Dakota livestock ranchers, Chevrolet and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are creating incentives to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.

In a program to be launched today in Washington, D.C., Chevrolet is buying credits from owners of about 11,000 acres of grasslands in North Dakota that will remain in production while eliminating about 40,000 tons of carbon dioxide emission through a variety of conservation practices.

“The amount of carbon dioxide removed from our atmosphere by Chevrolet’s purchase of these credits equals the amount that would be reduced by taking more than 5,000 cars off the road,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

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Detroit Free Press