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Minneapolis, Chicago rank high in energy efficiency report

Chicago and Minneapolis are among the top 10 cities in the country for having strong energy efficiency policies, according to a new report.

Report offers tactics to avoid eminent domain for transmission

(Photo by Bruce Guenter via Creative Commons)While the Iowa Legislature considers putting greater restrictions on the use of eminent domain, rural advocates in Nebraska are proposing other strategies to help prevent its use in the first place.

South Dakota to require climate lessons in school

Students in South Dakota will be taught about climate change in public schools subsequent to a unanimous vote by the state's board of education this week.

Illinois lawmakers declare war on Wyoming ‘garbage coal’

(Photo by Aaron Hockley via Creative Commons)A pair of southern Illinois lawmakers are declaring war on coal -- specifically, the kind hauled hundreds of miles by rail from Wyoming's Powder River Basin.