Three sides of Mount St. Helens (copy)

Washington State Highway 504, the Spirit Lake Highway, passes through a forest of noble and Douglas fir planted in this 2017 photo.

SEATTLE — Washington state has launched a new program to save 10,000 acres of forest land as a carbon reserve.

The the state intends to lease the trees as carbon credits to emitters of greenhouse gases that cause global warming. The DNR is partnering with Finite Carbon, a developer and supplier of carbon offsets, which will verify the effectiveness of the offsets.

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Great, I like the phrase "lipstick on a pig" better than my thought " bailing a sinking ship with a thimble" just more greenwash. Remember "Nature bats last"

a sports metaphor which most Americans should understand.

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