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Washington limits carbon pollution from largest sources

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state regulators on Wednesday unveiled an updated plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions from large polluters, the latest attempt by Gov. Jay Inslee to push ahead with a binding cap on carbon emissions after struggling to win approval from legislators. Washington would join nearly a dozen states including California that have capped carbon pollution from industrial ...

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Louisiana is sinking, oil refineries threatened

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ ProPublica.com reported yesterday that southeastern Louisiana is sinking fast. In only 80 years 2,000 square miles of coast have become open ocean. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists say that by 2100 “the Gulf of Mexico could rise as much as 4.3 feet across this landscape,” meaning that all of the infrastructure located outside of ...

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Residents: Restrict emissions at oil refineries

Emily Schmall | The Associated Press GALENA PARK, Texas — Environmental advocates and residents living near oil refineries asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday to force petroleum companies to adopt stricter emissions standards and publicly release emissions data to help reduce communities’ exposure to a cancer-causing chemical. By midafternoon, about 60 people had addressed the federal agency during ...

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