Pope Francis would already be proud of our conservation efforts, Nebraska and Omaha-area utilities say

By Russell Hubbard, World-Herald staff writer

Photo: Omaha.Com

Photo: Omaha.Com

Nebraska and Omaha-area energy companies say they’re already on the way to scrubbing up their industry, actions that jibe with Pope Francis’ call this week to curb climate change.

“The pope’s message reinforces a lot of the changes we have undertaken,” said Russ Baker, manager of environmental and regulatory affairs for the Omaha Public Power District, which has 800,000 customers in the region.

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