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North Dakota landowners testified for and against a carbon capture company’s use of eminent domain. Some landowners said carbon companies should not be able to forcibly buy people's land. Others said carbon companies should be able to so they can serve an important public interest.  ...Read moreNorth Dakota landowners at odds over carbon pipeline plans


Union Pacific’s fourth-quarter profit slipped 4% as severe winter weather snarled shipments in late December and disrupted the railroad’s efforts to eliminate the delayed deliveries and other problems shippers complained about last year. The Omaha, Nebraska-based railroad said it earned $1.6… ...Read moreUnion Pacific profit slips 4% on weather, hiring problems, expenses


Federal regulators have rejected a request from the operator of California’s last nuclear power plant that could have smoothed its pathway to securing a longer operating life. The decision marks the latest skirmish in a long-running fight over the operation and safety of the decades-old Diab… ...Read moreRegulators nix proposal on California's last nuclear plant


A new study says drenchings like those California has been getting since Christmas will only get wetter and nastier with climate change. Already more than 32 trillion gallons of rain and snow have fallen on California. But Thursday's new study says in a worst-case climate change scenario tha… ...Read moreWarming to make California downpours even wetter, study says


The Washington Department of Ecology has re-estimated the state's 1990 greenhouse gas emissions, improving the odds the state met its first carbon-reduction targets. Emissions totaled 93.5 million tons in 1990, according to a new greenhouse gas inventory by Ecology. Two years ago, Ecology es… ...Read moreCarbon output rises, but Washington moves closer to climate goal

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Step by step, Washington state has adopted the main canons of the Green New Deal, a sweeping set of mandates aimed at reducing emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. The state’s Democratic legislators and Gov. Jay Inslee’s administration hav… ...Read moreWashington's Green New Deal: Climate agenda generates many unanswered questions

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