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Kern County Looks to Be Center of California's Carbon Capture Industry

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Kern County officials are considering a proposal by California Resources Corporation, an oil producer, to build Carbon Terravault 1, a carbon capture and storage facility, near Bakersfield, CA. (Photo by: Harika Maddala/Catchlight)

Kern County Looks To Carbon Capture Industry To Replace Oil Production

Kern County in the rural San Joaquin Valley is facing what one leader calls an existential threat. The county is the largest oil producer in California, but the state wants to eliminate drilling by 2045. As a result, Kern is looking to a new industry — carbon capture and storage — to secure its future, in hopes the industry will provide jobs and millions of dollars in tax revenue while helping the state meet its climate goals.
Reporter: Joshua Yeager, KVPR

Humboldt Building ‘Green’ Terminal For Wind Turbine Project

Environmental groups have successfully pushed for a ‘green terminal’ strategy at the Port of Humboldt outside Eureka. The terminal is where giant offshore wind turbines will be built.
Reporter: Roman Battaglia, Jefferson Public Radio 


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