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Big oil is investing big time in technologies to capture and store greenhouse gas emissions.

As Bloomberg reports, some of the world’s biggest oil companies are investing $1 billion to develop methods to improve energy efficiency. The investment is a joint effort from 10 of the world’s largest oil and gas companies, including Saudi Arabian Oil Co. and Royal Dutch Shell Plc. The companies hope to deploy low-carbon technologies on a large scale.

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The federal government’s Clean Power Plan is currently on hold after a judge ordered a stay on the legislation. But that isn’t stopping Colorado from trying to cut down on carbon emissions on its own, reports The Colorado Springs Gazette.

Kansas Moves to Comply with New Federal CO2 Rules

Dec 16, 2015
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Kansas is taking its first steps toward complying with new EPA requirements to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, reports The Topeka Capital-Journal. While Kansas is suing the federal government to block the Clean Power Plan, the state is also making efforts to comply with the new law.

Texas loses upwind battle with Feds

Apr 30, 2014
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The state of Texas has battled the federal government over quite a few environmental regulations.  This week it lost a major battle when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to reinstate a regulation with the goal of limiting air pollution effects across state boundaries according to The Texas Tribune.