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Why An Oil Company Plans To Build California's Biggest Solar Energy Project

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Mon, 12/04/2017 (All day)

The Belridge oil field in the San Joaquin Valley of California has produced about 1.7 billion barrels of heavy crude since its discovery in 1911. Thanks to advances in solar power, its next 500 million barrels will be a little bit greener.

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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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Exxon Mobil ‘Misled’ Public On Climate Change For 40 Years, Harvard Study Finds

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Mon, 08/28/2017 - 5:51pm

Exxon Mobil Corp. deliberately deceived the public about the dangers of climate change for four decades, a new Harvard University study finds.

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Dakota Access pipeline protester may lose her arm after small explosion, activists say

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Wed, 11/23/2016 (All day)

Activists said a Dakota Access pipeline protester could have her arm amputated after suffering an injury from a small explosion Sunday night, and protesters and law enforcement officials accused each other of being responsible.

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A grand bargain? Gov. Jerry Brown in talks with oil companies about climate change programs

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Thu, 07/14/2016 (All day)

Gov. Jerry Brown's administration has been talking directly with oil companies in hopes of reaching a consensus on extending California's landmark climate programs, opening a back channel with an industry the governor has harshly criticized as a barrier to addressing global warming.