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Santa Monica City Council Approves Shared Mobility Pilot Program

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Wed, 06/13/2018 - 9:25am

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – At its meeting tonight, the Santa Monica City Council unanimously approved a 16-month pilot program for dockless, shared mobility devices, including electric scooters and bicycles. The pilot will inform the development of long-term policy solutions to expand sustainable mobility options equitably while protecting public safety on city streets and sidewalks.

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Santa Monica Draws Line in the Sand on Water Infrastructure Innovation

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Wed, 06/13/2018 - 10:16am

Late this summer, Santa Monica will bring online one of the most innovative water infrastructure projects around, a project that will transform our downtown’s impact on the environment, the nearshore waters of the Santa Monica Pier and the way we think about sourcing water for our community for generations to come.

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Santa Monica proposes tougher rules for Bird and other scooter rental companies

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Tue, 06/12/2018 - 2:32pm

When the electric scooters descended on Santa Monica in September, the city wasn’t prepared.

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California’s Fossil Fuel Industry Had It Relatively Easy Under Jerry Brown. That’s Going to Change After November.

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Tue, 06/12/2018 - 2:28pm

In California’s primary election Tuesday, voters all but picked statewide politicians and decided who would face off in the races that might flip the House of Representatives. But the environment was also on the ballot, and the results look like a win for the type of green who thinks a 100-percent renewable path is the best bet.

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Shale country is out of workers. That means $140,000 for a truck driver and 100% pay hikes

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Tue, 06/12/2018 - 2:19pm

Jerry Morales, the mayor of Midland, Texas, and a local restaurateur, is being whipsawed by the latest Permian Basin shale-oil boom.