After struggling to restore millions of people's power in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey has become the first state with a “green” bank focused on energy resilience.
Millions of dollars of tax revenue are at stake in a long-running dispute between Alabama and CSX. The decision could affect state tax systems nationwide.
Cap and trade may be dead on Capitol Hill, but states could use it to meet new EPA targets for reducing power plants’ carbon emissions.
Localities are forced to deal with much of the problems associated with fracking, while states and the federal government rake in all the revenue.