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The Campo Kumeyaay Nation has joined in a state-led registry of greenhouse gas emissions that was announced yesterday.

The Los Angeles Times reports that by joining the registry, the Campo tribe — and 31 states, including California — agreed to measure and track industries’ greenhouse gas emissions.

The Times says:

The newly formed Climate Registry is the latest example of states going further than the federal government in taking steps to combat global warming. State officials, along with some industrial groups and environmentalists, say the registry is a crucial precursor to both mandatory and market-based regulation of industrial gases that contribute to warming.

The federal government pointed out that it has a similar registry, though it doesn’t require any independent verification of data submitted to it — which could allow misleading or inaccurate information to be presented as fact.

ROB DAVIS

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