Pennsylvania DEP pushes greenhouse gas pact

Pennsylvania would receive $300 million in 2022 from the sale of emissions credits and reduce its emissions of climate changing carbon dioxide by more than 180 million tons over the next decade if it joins the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

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BP enjoys share bounce after unveiling plans to shift away from fossil fuels

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