Some environmental justice advocates say California's cap-and-trade program hasn't done anything to clean up the air in low-income communities like Wilmington, where refineries are located near residential neighborhoods. Maya Sugarman/KPCC hide caption

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(Top) Police make arrests as they move through the Oceti Sakowin camp. (Bottom) The police moved steadily and slowly through the camp, accompanied by Humvees and maintaining a perimeter of the cleared area. Angus Mordant for NPR hide caption

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Military veterans protesting the pipeline stand opposite police guarding a bridge at the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on Dec. 1, 2016. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Ashley Funk plans to move back home to southwest Pennsylvania to work on environmental projects in a place where climate change and the local economy are intertwined. Stephanie Strasburg for WBEZ hide caption

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A Daughter Of Coal Country Battles Climate Change — And Her Father's Doubt

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Wind turbines and farm equipment now dot Horace Pritchard's land, where he raises corn, soybeans, and other crops. He also receives payments for hosting nine of the more than 100 wind turbines now operating near Elizabeth City, N.C. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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The South Has Been Slow To Harness Its Wind, But That's Changing

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Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) is building 1,000 charging stations and helping to turn a Midwestern metropolitan area into one of the fastest-growing electric vehicle markets in the country. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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In America's Heartland, A Power Company Leads Charge For Electric Cars

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General Motors has high hopes for the Chevrolet Bolt EV (shown here during its debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit last year). It can travel 238 miles on one charge. Currently, the only other all-electric cars with that kind of range are Teslas, which are far more expensive. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Rollout Of Chevy Bolt May Mark Turning Point For Electric Car Market

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Army Corps Of Engineers Grants Easement For Dakota Access Pipeline

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President Trump signs one of five executive orders related to the oil pipeline industry. Trump has been busy for more than two weeks rolling back President Barack Obama's environmental legacy. Shawn Thew/Getty Images hide caption

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'America First' Energy Plan Challenges Free Market Realities

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