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Global Warming and the Kyoto Protocol

Last Updated August 4, 2008
In December 1997, a protocol was agreed to at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Kyoto, Japan to combat global warming. The Kyoto Protocol details steps that will be taken by each member country to reduce greenhouse gases. Although the United States is a signatory to the Kyoto Protocol, it has not yet taken steps to ratify the treaty. Provided here is a guide to the terms of Kyoto Protocol and information on the refusal of the United States to ratify it.
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Global Warming - U.S. Code Provisions

U.S. Code > Title 7 > Chapter 96 - Global Climate Change
U.S. Code > Title 7 > Chapter 112 - Biomass Research And Development
U.S. Code > Title 15 > Chapter 56A - Global Change Research
U.S. Code > Title 22 > Chapter 86 - Climate Change Technology Deployment In Developing Countries
U.S. Code Title 42 > Chapter 134 > Subchapter VII - Global Climate Change
U.S. Code Title 42 > Chapter 152 > Subchapter VI - Carbon Capture And Sequestration
 

Global Warming - Selected State Laws

CaliforniaCalifornia Health and Safety Code > Division 25.5 - California Global Warming Solutions Act Of 2006
California Public Utilities Code > Division 4.1 > Chapter 3 - Greenhouse Gases Emission Performance Standard For Baseload Electrical Generating Resources
California Public Utilities Code > Division 19.1 - Sonoma County Regional Climate Protection Authority
IdahoIdaho Code Title 22 > Chapter 52 - Carbon Sequestration Advisory Committee
IllinoisIllinois Compiled Statutes > 415 ILCS 140 - Kyoto Protocol Act of 1998
LouisianaLouisiana Revised Statutes > Title 3 > Chapter 23-A - The Louisiana Renewable Fuels Production Accountability Act
Louisiana Revised Statutes > Title 3 > Chapter 23-B - The Advanced Biofuel Industry Development Initiative
Louisiana Revised Statutes > Title 30 > Chapter 11 - Louisiana Geologic Sequestration Of Carbon Dioxide Act
MaineMaine Revised Statutes > Title 38 > Chapter 3-A - Climate Change
MinnesotaMinnesota Statutes Chapter 216H - Greenhouse Gas Emissions
New YorkNew York Environmental Conservation Law > Article 19 > Title 11 - Vehicle Global Warming Index Labels
New YorkNew York Laws > Environmental Conservation > Article 19 > Title 11 - Vehicle Global Warming Index Labels
Rhode IslandRhode Island General Laws > Chapter 31-5.5. Global Warming Index Act

 
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