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Los Angeles is finally ditching coal — and replacing it with another polluting fuel

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Thu, 07/18/2019 - 5:27pm

The smokestack at Intermountain Power Plant looms mightily over rural Utah, belching steam and pollution across a landscape of alfalfa fields and desert shrub near the banks of the Sevier River.

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Trump moves to gut Obama climate policy and bolster the coal industry

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Fri, 06/21/2019 - 5:03pm

The Trump administration on Wednesday unveiled its final plan to rewrite a major Obama-era climate change policy, scrapping proposed regulations that would have cracked down on coal-burning power plants.

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Oil Giants Invest $110 Billion In New Fossil Fuels After Spending $1 Billion On Green PR

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Sun, 03/24/2019 - 7:11pm

Meanwhile, those firms are projected to spend just $3.6 billion on low-carbon investments, such as biofuels and renewables, according to a new analysis that Influence Map, a British nonprofit that analyzes corporate influence on climate policy, derived from industry data and numbers buried in company disclosures.

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The 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill: An environmental 'shot heard around the world'

Published: 
Tue, 01/29/2019 - 12:00pm

A blowout off the coast of Santa Barbara 50 years ago not only galvanized the community and state but led to a wave of environmental laws nationwide.

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Germany to close all 84 of its coal-fired power plants, will rely primarily on renewable energy

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Mon, 01/28/2019 - 11:08am

Germany, one of the world’s biggest consumers of coal, will shut down all 84 of its coal-fired power plants over the next 19 years to meet its international commitments in the fight against climate change, a government commission said Saturday.