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Dougherty County leaders consider carbon credit sales

Dougherty County Commissioners found out today the county could earn more than $90,000 if they approve the sale of carbon credits earned by the landfill.

Since 2004, the Dougherty County landfill has been emitting methane gas and verifying emission reduction credits.

Now there is a proposal to sell those carbon credits to Blue Source which would market them.

Assistant County Administrator Michael McCoy said "We were prepared back in 2008 to do this, but unfortunately the market collapsed. So now we have demand, and an opportunity to moneyitize these credits that were generated."

Dougherty County Commissioners also heard a proposal to increase all the landfill tipping fees by one and a half percent.

Those proposals will be discussed at their meeting on May 16th.

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