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"Do I Care?" Yes! How the U.S. Carbon Offset Market Can Save Rural Communities

By Daniel P. Schramm

Climate-change legislation can be a vehicle for rural job creation and community building. In assessing this legislation many advocates consider consumer protection. They should also consider that, if designed properly, carbon offset programs that are a part of most climate-change legislation can revitalize rural communities. Advocates who have not yet joined the carbon offset conversation can and should join it.

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