OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Berkshire Hathaway shareholders have again rejected a
proposal to require the company's utilities to set goals for reducing greenhouse
Berkshire owns several utilities through its MidAmerican Energy Holdings
Backers of the measure urged Berkshire officials to take a leading role in
reducing utility dependence on coal.
Berkshire CEO Warren Buffett and the board oppose the idea of setting goals
for reducing greenhouse gas emissions because it remains unclear how those
emissions will be regulated.
Buffett and the board controls 39% of the voting power.
The proposal gained only 57,569 votes. Berkshire said 598,162 votes were cast
against the measure.
Shareholders rejected a similar measure in 2011.
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