On November 8 the Clean Air Council will host a Global Warming Policy and Pennsylvania Agriculture work featuring the Secretaries of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection as the keynote speakers.
The workshop will be held at DEPís Southeast Regional Office in Norristown from 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Topics to be covered at the workshop include: What is terrestrial carbon sequestration? Where are farmers already adding income through offsets? What are the opportunities for Pennsylvania? How can environmentalist work with farmers to build strong farms and address global warming?
This is the latest in a series of steps the Rendell Administration is making to highlight the issue of global climate change and the need for state action.
Just this week, the Environmental Quality Board adopted California vehicle emission standards that sets limits on carbon dioxide emissions.
In August, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced it was developing a Carbon Management Plan, updating the stateís greenhouse gas inventory and forming a work group to look at climate change issues.
The Rendell Administration is also developing the PennSecurity Fuels Initiative, a renewable biofuels legislative initiative that is designed to increase the use of biofuels instead of petroleum-based fuels.
For more information and to register, visit the Global Warming Policy and Pennsylvania Agriculture Workshop webpage.