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Denver Post: Colorado weighs new plan to cut greenhouse gasses. Critics fear it’ll let major polluters pay to avoid reducing emissions.

Colorado’s air-quality regulators this week will consider a plan for the state’s 18 largest manufacturers to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, but it’s running into sharp criticism from legislators and environmentalists who are concerned about a loophole that could allow companies to buy their way out of making cuts.

But no one agrees on how the details of how that credit system should work. Four groups, including the Colorado Chamber of Commerce and the Environmental Defense Fund, have submitted alternative plans for creating the credit system, but the Air Pollution Control Division is recommending all four be rejected.

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