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Leaked PowerPoint Reveals The Gas Industry’s Playbook For Waging Pipeline Fights

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Tue, 12/05/2017 (All day)

One of the natural gas industry’s top trade associations launched a front group earlier this year to defend new East Coast pipeline proposals against the kind of protests that have targeted oil projects like Keystone XL and Dakota Access.

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Mysterious Illnesses Are Plaguing People In California After A Massive Gas Leak

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Sat, 12/02/2017 (All day)

Aliya Hall first started getting seriously sick in May 2016, months after officials said a massive natural gas leak near her home had been fixed.

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Climate scientists see alarming new threat to California

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Tue, 12/05/2017 (All day)

California could be hit with significantly more dangerous and more frequent droughts in the near future as changes in weather patterns triggered by global warming block rainfall from reaching the state, according to new research led by scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

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How a bankruptcy filing shielded a big coal company from California's climate-change lawsuits

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Thu, 12/28/2017 (All day)

Peabody Energy, the nation’s largest private-sector coal company, joined several of its fellow coal producers in bankruptcy in 2016. Its main goal was to wriggle out from under more than $10 billion in debt it had incurred to expand, even as demand was sharply falling.

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L.A. weighs a plan to allow denser developments near Expo Line stations

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Sun, 11/26/2017 (All day)

Ridership on the $2-billion Expo Line has doubled since service began to the Westside 18 months ago, but the route would be an even better public investment if more Angelenos lived and worked near Metro stations, Los Angeles officials say.