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Jerry Brown may not be the ultimate climate crusader, but he's a lot closer than most politicians

Published: 
Fri, 09/14/2018 - 2:04pm

Gov. Jerry Brown is unquestionably one of America’s most outspoken climate warriors. Yet in his own state, activists protest that he’s an overrated slacker. That’s quintessential left-coast California.

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L.A. water and power commission backs plan for natural gas plant

Published: 
Thu, 06/28/2018 - 5:37pm

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will seek to scale back plans for a Utah power plant fueled by natural gas, under a proposal backed unanimously Tuesday by the Board of Water and Power Commissioners.

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Scott Pruitt’s Dirty Politics

Published: 
Fri, 03/30/2018 - 10:59am

One afternoon last April, Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, travelled to the Harvey Mine, in Sycamore, Pennsylvania, to declare that the agency had a new direction, which he called “Back to Basics.” 

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Loosely regulated market for biofuel credits spurs speculators and swindlers

Published: 
Tue, 03/27/2018 - 11:07am

Andre Bernard made a killing selling a mirage.

As oil refineries struggled to comply with federal mandates for blending renewable fuels into the nation's gasoline and diesel supply, Bernard offered a solution: millions of dollars' worth of biofuel credits they could buy to help meet their obligation.