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Southern California’s most toxic polluters will pay more under air board’s fee hike

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Sat, 06/08/2019 - 1:45pm

Southern California air quality officials will dramatically raise fees on toxic polluters in an effort to make oil refineries, manufacturers and other industries pay a greater share of the cost of monitoring and regulating their most health-threatening emissions.

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California has too much solar power. That might be good for ratepayers

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Fri, 06/07/2019 - 3:35pm

California set two renewable energy records last week: the most solar power ever flowing on the state’s main electric grid, and the most solar power ever taken offline because it wasn’t needed.

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Fears Mount That Trump Will Green-Light Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon

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Fri, 06/07/2019 - 2:32pm

In January 2018, the Interior Department published a “comprehensive list of accomplishments” under former Secretary Ryan Zinke. Among its thin list of conservation achievements, the agency claimed that it “successfully defended a mineral withdrawal near the Grand Canyon,” which, as HuffPost previously reported, was a suit initiated after the Obama administration imposed a 20-year ban on new uranium and other hard rock mining in the area surrounding Grand Canyon National Park.

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Biden and Warren propose ambitious plans on climate change, reflecting Democratic urgency

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Fri, 06/07/2019 - 3:27pm

If Joe Biden had been inclined to take a middle-of-the-road approach toward climate change, he’s abandoned it, judging by the proposal he unveiled Tuesday — an aggressive $1.7-trillion, 10-year plan to combat warming that goes considerably further than the environmental agenda of the Obama White House.

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Fight against plastic pollution targets a hidden source: Our clothes

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Tue, 05/14/2019 - 1:10pm

The plastic bottles, straws and grocery bags that wash ashore on beaches are some of the most visible signs that society’s intoxication with plastic is taking a toll on the environment. But scientists say there is another source of plastic pollution that is just as pervasive and even more difficult to clean up — and it’s hiding in our clothes.