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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.

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Bay Area cities sue major oil companies over climate change

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Wed, 09/20/2017 - 5:50am

San Francisco and Oakland are suing to get five oil companies, including San Ramon-based Chevron, to pay for the cost of protecting the Bay Area from rising sea levels and other effects of global warming.

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The US And Syria Are Now The Only Countries To Reject The Paris Climate Accord

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Wed, 09/20/2017 - 1:34am

Nicaragua, one of only two countries to initially reject the Paris climate accord, now plans to sign the agreement.