It's not just federal agencies that are tackling carbon pollution. Several major federal suppliers, such as Lockheed Martin, General Electric, and IBM, announced new voluntary commitments to cut their own emissions as well.
BNSF is trying to keep oil from the Galina River, just upstream from the Mississippi River. The recent spate of oil train derailments has led to calls for federal and state safety rules to address volatile Bakken oil.
Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) threatened to cut thousands of park ranger and natural resource management jobs across the country -- including in her home state of Alaska -- escalating an ongoing fight with the Obama Administration over its plans to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.