1. West Springfield, Holyoke, Westfield anticipate $2M from carbon credit program preserving forests, watershed

    West Springfield, Holyoke, Westfield anticipate $2M from carbon credit program preserving forests, watershed

    Trees covering 15,000 acres of watershed and parkland in West Springfield, Holyoke and Westfield stand to make more than $2 million for the three cities over the next 10 years. And all the trees must do is breathe. The Tri-City Carbon Sequestration Program converts those trees — and what they take in in carbon dioxide and give off in life-giving oxygen — into carbon credits that are then sold to developers looking to offset the impact of their projects.

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