North Dakota governor touts goal to make state carbon neutral by 2030

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum announced a goal Wednesday to make the state carbon neutral by the end of the decade.

He challenged the state’s energy and agriculture industries to work toward the goal through innovation, a theme he has repeated frequently throughout his four years in office. Increasingly, states and businesses are pledging to go “carbon neutral” in an effort to address climate change.

Burgum envisions reaching the goal while maintaining robust oil and coal industries in North Dakota.