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Voters in a California city weigh taxing vacant properties to help ease homelessness

Oct 11, 2018
If the Oakland measure is approved, it would be the state's first such tax.
Homeless advocate Candice Elder checks in with Dorothy Smith at an encampment in Oakland in August. Smith, who raised her children in the city, said her disability benefits are not enough to afford housing.
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U.S. halts new coal leases to reprice for carbon

Jan 15, 2016
Lease prices for federal coal lands are below market value, and don't factor in any cost for the carbon pollution coal causes

BP signs deal to get back in the game

Mar 14, 2014
By signing a new deal with the EPA, BP agrees to more oversight

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