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  • n. A market-based approach to control pollution by providing economic incentives for achieving reductions in emissions, participating companies being assigned an emissions quota that can be traded with others if not used.

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  • "An administrative approach used to control pollution by providing economic incentives for achieving reductions in the emissions of pollutants." --Wikipedia

    Also called emissions trading.

    September 11, 2009