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CALIFORNIA PROVES THAT ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS DON'T KILL PROFITS
To anyone who believes environmental regulation is poison for profits, California must be infuriating.
Exxon Mobil ‘Misled’ Public On Climate Change For 40 Years, Harvard Study Finds
Exxon Mobil Corp. deliberately deceived the public about the dangers of climate change for four decades, a new Harvard University study finds.
Carbon in atmosphere is rising, even as emissions stabilize
On the best days, the wind howling across this rugged promontory has not touched land for thousands of miles, and the arriving air seems as if it should be the cleanest in the world.
Trump administration kills push to ban bottled water in national parks
The Trump administration’s latest environmental rollback is an unusual one, but with a familiar feature: It benefits big business.
Power grid operator offers alternatives to natural gas plant but at higher cost
The manager of California’s electric grid told state regulators that clean energy could be substituted for a proposed natural gas plant in Ventura County but at a higher cost.
Will a trade fight with Asia sabotage the U.S. solar industry? That may be up to Trump
President Trump’s most useful ally in his push to restore the dominance of coal, oil and gas in America could ultimately turn out to be a pair of bankrupt solar firms seeking help from the federal government getting back on their feet.
Jerry Brown talks a green game. So why isn't California tougher on these polluters?
Do regulators in California have your back when utilities or industries run amok, or when there’s a threat to public health in your neighborhood?
The Radical Plan to Cool Down LA as the World Heats Up
It’s barely 10 a.m. on an August day in Hollywood, and the heat is already becoming oppressive. The temperature’s only in the mid-80s, but in the direct sun it feels hotter—and it’s getting worse by the minute. Part of the reason is the ground. The black asphalt of this side street off Sunset Boulevard is sucking up the
Will Other States Join California's International Climate Pact?
The same day President Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate agreement, the governors of New York, California, and Washington announced a domestic effort to combat global warming, the U.S. Climate Alliance. Though the group’s exact plans are still unclear, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo defiantly declared
California sues EPA for documents to determine whether Administrator Scott Pruitt has conflict of interest
California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra on Friday filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, alleging it failed to comply with a request for documents that might indicate whether agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has a conflict of interest.