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State audit blames bullet train mismanagement for delays and price hikes

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Sun, 11/18/2018 - 2:44pm

A stinging state audit of the California bullet train project released Thursday found that flawed decision-making, organizational faults and poor contract management led to multibillion-dollar cost overruns and delays in construction.

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Climate contrarian uncovers scientific error, upends major ocean warming study

Published: 
Fri, 11/16/2018 - 4:45pm

Researchers with UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Princeton University have walked back scientific findings published last month that showed oceans have been heating up dramatically faster than previously thought as a result of climate change.

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Ryan Zinke Says California Wildfires Are Getting Worse But Won’t Mention ‘Climate Change’

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Fri, 11/16/2018 - 4:30pm

After Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke visited Northern California communities hit by the Camp fire, the deadliest in state history, he acknowledged that wildfires are getting worse in the Golden State ― but managed to not say the words “climate change” once.

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PG&E could face financial trouble if utility is found responsible for California’s worst wildfire

Published: 
Fri, 11/16/2018 - 4:38pm

In a grim sign for the Northern California utility giant, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said Wednesday that if it is deemed responsible for the fire that destroyed much of Paradise, the liability would exceed its insurance coverage.

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State board again delays vote on contentious river plan

Published: 
Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:09pm

Under pressure from Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration, state regulators once again postponed a vote on a contentious plan to force San Francisco and several big San Joaquin Valley irrigation districts to give up some of their water supplies for environmental protection.