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GOP-led House moves to block plan to cut emissions

WASHINGTON — As President Barack Obama worked to hammer out a global climate agreement in Paris, Republicans in Congress were moving to block his plan to force steep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants. The House was poised to pass two resolutions Tuesday disapproving Obama’s power-plant rules and rendering them inoperative. The measures were approved last month ...

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Green investors take note: climate-focused mutual funds dabble in oil

BOSTON – Several of the world’s biggest climate-focused mutual funds have stakes in traditional oil and gas companies mixed in with their solar, wind and clean tech holdings, a potential shock to green investors seeking to avoid fossil fuels altogether. Six of the 20 biggest funds that mention “climate change” or “global warming” in their titles or marketing materials have ...

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California’s top oil regulator quits after controversies

SAN FRANCISCO — California’s chief oil regulator announced his resignation after 17 months as head of the embattled agency, including a criticized episode in which he directed state workers to investigate the oil and gas potential of Gov. Jerry Brown’s family ranch. Steve Bohlen, the state’s oil and gas supervisor, is leaving the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources ...

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Two-thirds of Americans want U.S. to back global climate deal: NYT/CBS poll

PARIS – Two-thirds of Americans think the United States should join a legally binding global climate change agreement, a poll by CBS News and the New York Times released on Monday said. But the poll, conducted between Nov. 18 and Nov. 22, showed Americans were divided on what domestic measures the United States should take to curb greenhouse gas emissions. ...

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Key sticking points in UN climate change talks

PARIS — Some 180 countries have already presented plans to cut or rein in their climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions. That’s a huge step forward for the U.N. climate talks but a host of difficult issues remain to be resolved before a new climate agreement can be adopted in Paris. Here are some of the most important ones: THE FIREWALL The ...

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U.S. EPA expected to nudge higher biofuels mandates – sources

NEW YORK – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is widely expected to increase requirements for biofuels use through 2016 due to higher total fuel demand, when it publishes a final Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rule in the coming days, sources said. The environmental regulator is expected to announce requirements on its plan for the program, on or by Monday, ...

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Canada to tell world it’s serious about climate change, says PM

OTTAWA – Canada will tell a green summit next week that it is finally ready to tackle climate change, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday after a meeting with the country’s provinces to work out a national strategy. Trudeau’s Liberals won an election last month promising radical change on the environment from the previous Conservative administration, which was widely ...

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