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Trump's environmental rollbacks hit California hard, despite Sacramento's resistance

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Thu, 11/16/2017 (All day)

When 50,000 acre-feet of water went gushing out of the Sacramento River last month, it fast became a test of California’s ability to protect its environmental policies from an increasingly hostile Trump administration.

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Fossil Fuel Emissions Set To Hit All-Time High In 2017 As Coal Burning Increases

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Mon, 11/13/2017 (All day)

Global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels are surging again after staying flat for three years, climate scientists reported on Monday, a sign that efforts to rein in planet-warming gases still have a long way to go.

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Air board broke law in adopting last-minute, industry-friendly smog measure, judge rules

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Wed, 11/08/2017 (All day)

Southern California’s air quality board broke the law and “abused its discretion” when it adopted oil industry-backed changes to smog rules the day of a hearing without delaying the vote to give the public more time to comment, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has ruled.

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California bans use of some farming pesticides near schools

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Tue, 11/07/2017 (All day)

California has banned farmers from using certain pesticides near schools and day care centers under a new rule announced Tuesday that regulators said is among the toughest in the U.S.

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Emissions fall under California's cap-and-trade program

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Wed, 11/08/2017 (All day)

Industries regulated under California’s cap-and-trade program reduced greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 5% in 2016, according to new data released by state officials.