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Oregon lawmakers make a play for more federal climate money

The Oregon Legislature ended its session late last week by passing a suite of policies aimed at leveraging new federal climate funding — in large part by beefing up the state’s own agencies.

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Federal, state officials say nuclear is key to cutting carbon emissions to combat climate change

As the nation shifts away from fossil fuels to combat climate change, federal energy officials and some lawmakers in Wisconsin say nuclear power plays a key role in meeting carbon reduction goals.
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Nebraska elected Jim Pillen, a controversial pork tycoon, as its next governor. What could go wrong?

Nebraska’s next governor made his fortune in bacon and racked up pollution complaints along the way. Now he’s turning his sights on alternative meat.
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Wis. governor's race may dictate fate of clean energy

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers declared “science is back” after his upset election in 2018, and the former public-school teacher has made tackling climate change a policy priority since he took office.

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Grid nightmare haunts Texas governor's race

In his bid to turn the Texas governor’s mansion blue, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke has seized on the state’s beleaguered power grid as a reason to oust Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.

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California governor outlines efforts to cut methane pollution

Joined by leaders from across the Americas, Governor Gavin Newsom highlighted world-leading efforts to cut California’s emissions of methane, one of the worst climate pollutants, and strengthen partnerships with other leaders to further reduce global pollution.

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God will help us fix climate change, so 'drill baby drill,' West Virginia governor says

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice said that God will “give us time” to fix climate change—“if” it exists, he emphasized—if the U.S. acts now to increase fossil fuel production to respond to the burgeoning energy crisis thanks to the invasion of Ukraine.