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FEB 05, 2016 - Huffington Post

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7 Ways To Spend The Money From Obama's Proposed Oil Tax

President Obama is set to propose a $10-per-barrel oil tax to fund green transportation projects. Under this bold plan, which will be part of the 2017 budget request sent to Congress on Tuesday, the government would raise an estimated $32 billion from oil companies to improve infrastructure systems across the country and invest in research and development for low-carbon technologies. While the proposal ...

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FEB 04, 2016 - Huffington Post

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Take 2 Minutes To Learn Why Obama's $10 Fee On Oil Is So Important

A forthcoming White House proposal to put a $10 per barrel fee on oil essentially amounts to a partial tax on carbon. Over the next decade, that fee, to be paid by oil companies, would fund $300 billion of investments in mass transit, high-speed rail, self-driving vehicles and other forms of transportation that reduce dependence carbon, according to Politico. It's ...

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FEB 02, 2016 - Huffington Post

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Here's How Enormous The Methane Blowout Is In California

LOS ANGELES -- The “invisible tsunami” of natural gas that has been spewing from a broken well in the backyard of an affluent Los Angeles suburb has caused illness and losses to businesses, and driven thousands from their homes. With their lives turned upside down for more than three months, residents continue to wait for the gas company to stop the ...

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JAN 29, 2016 - Huffington Post

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A Major Retailer Is Starting To Make Its Plastic Packaging From Air Pollution

The Body Shop is about to start pulling the plastic for some of its packaging from thin air. The eco-chic cosmetics chain -- founded 40 years ago by the late environmentalist and British socialite Anita Roddick -- said Thursday that it plans to use a special plastic composed of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere to make bottle lids and containers ...

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JAN 25, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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Exxon sees a world with less carbon but higher-cost emissions

Exxon Mobil Corp on Monday said efficiencies and increased use of renewable fuels will cut by half the carbon intensity of the world's economy by 2040 but climate policies will increase the cost of greenhouse gas emissions, according to the company's latest long-term outlook. Exxon and others in the oil industry have been under increasing pressure from shareholders to detail ...

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