By Chris Dunker, Lincoln Journal Star
The Legislature’s Executive Board on Tuesday advanced a bill calling on the University of Nebraska to develop a plan to mitigate the effects of climate change in the state. Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks’ proposal (LB283) lay dormant for more than a year — it was the focus of a Feb. 11, 2019, hearing — before the Executive Board advanced an amended version for debate by the full body. Under the amended version, the university would be given $250,000 in cash funds paid by petroleum companies to “develop an evidence-based, data-driven, strategic action plan” establishing a baseline measurement of greenhouse gas emissions in the state. Continue reading here.
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