General Motors buys North Dakota grasslands offsets

17 November 2014

General Motors Co. is purchasing carbon credits from North Dakota grasslands aimed at reduce greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to removing 5,000 cars through a new government-backed partnership.

The U.S. Agriculture Department is announcing the program at its headquarters Monday and hoping other businesses take part. A farm bill grant helped value the credits. GM’s Chevrolet unit has purchased almost 40,000 carbon dioxide reduction tons generated on working ranch grasslands in the Prairie Pothole region of North Dakota. GM is acquiring credits from around 6,000 acres.

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