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Trump may strip protections from 10 national monuments

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Tue, 10/03/2017 (All day)

The Trump administration’s plan for shrinking and diminishing protections at America’s national monuments appears far more expansive than previously reported, targeting 10 of the nation’s most ecologically sensitive landscapes and marine preserves.

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U.S. Climate Change Policy: Made in California

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Mon, 10/02/2017 - 4:57pm

SACRAMENTO — The Trump administration may appear to control climate policy in Washington, but the nation’s most dynamic environmental regulator is here in California.

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From oil refineries to solar plants, unions bend California climate change policies in their favor

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Mon, 09/25/2017 - 10:33pm

No contour of California’s vast landscape inspires such passionate devotion as its coastline, so state lawmakers recoiled when President Trump announced in April that he wanted to expand offshore drilling. The outrage was channeled into a proposal for preventing any new infrastructure along the water, pipelines or otherwise, for additional oil production.

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After 20 years, California’s whale tail license plates remain one of state’s most successful environmental programs ever

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Tue, 09/26/2017 - 10:32pm

What started as a simple picture of a whale’s tail emblazoned on a specialized California license plate decades ago has morphed into one of the most successful environmental programs in the state.

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1,741 districts violated drinking water rules in 2016. Did you drink their water?

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Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:29pm

Public drinking water systems in California violated state and federal regulations more than 4,700 times in 2016. This database contains every violation from that year.