Gov. Heineman cancels state climate-change study

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Posted: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 12:00 am

LINCOLN — Gov. Dave Heineman has canceled a controversial legislative study on the effects of climate change in Nebraska, saying it would duplicate work by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The governor on Tuesday directed the state Department of Agriculture to stop seeking proposals for the climate study. In a letter to state lawmakers, he said he will not request a $44,000 appropriation for the study in the 2014 budget.

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