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NW Natural plans to use cow manure for offset program
The Associated Press/Statesman Journal, Salem, Oregon, September 5, 2007

"PORTLAND — NW Natural said it is launching a carbon offset program for
Oregon customers that will harness the power of manure.

Under the program, the company’s natural gas customers can pay extra,
and the money would be used to help develop systems to trap methane gas
from cow manure. The trapped gas could be converted to energy and reduce
greenhouse gas emissions.

NW Natural says it is the first natural gas company in the nation to
launch such an offset program.  The Climate Trust, a nonprofit
organization, will manage and support the program."

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070905/UPDATE/70905068

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