Carbon Purging is a campaign group based in the United States of America designed to increase public awareness of emissions trading. The organization was founded in 2008 by environmentalist Mike Jewett. Its goal is to drastically reduce carbon dioxide pollution in the atmosphere.
The Carbon Purging website centers on the EU's Emission Trading Scheme and the US's Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and allows its members to campaign to reduce the number of permits in circulation and to purchase permits and cancel them. Large corporations (such as vehicle manufacturers) must obtain these permits from the EU and US if they need to emit greenhouse gases during production. The purchase of these permits by the public prevents their use by corporations. It is the only company in North America that cancels permits from both the U.S.A. and the E.U. Its role in preventing CO2 pollution is key.
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