In January, California will begin enforcing a carbon cap and trade system. Polluters in that state will be able to buy carbon offset credits from landowners anywhere in the U.S. and some forest owners in Vermont are already signing up for this new marketplace. Others are watching very closely.
Bill Keeton is a professor of Forest Ecology and Resources at the University of Vermont. He spoke with Vermont Edition about how Vermonters could take advantage of a California program.