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Trump moving forward to end California's authority to set clean-air standards, mandate electric-car sales

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Wed, 07/25/2018 - 11:39am

The Trump administration will seek to revoke California’s authority to regulate automobile emissions — including its mandate for electric-car sales — in a proposed revision of Obama-era standards, according to three people familiar with the plan.

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California hit its climate goal early — but its biggest source of pollution keeps rising

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Wed, 07/25/2018 - 11:35am

California hit its target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions below 1990 levels four years early, a milestone regulators and environmentalists are cheering as more proof that you can cut pollution while growing the economy.

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Key witness to toxic gas at Aliso Canyon expected to tell her story after months of SoCal Gas’ efforts to block testimony

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Tue, 07/24/2018 - 6:45pm

After nearly three years since the largest gas blowout in U.S.history, residents of Porter Ranch still worry whether their health will be compromised five, 10 or 20 years down the road after breathing in not just methane gas, but an array of toxic, often cancer-causing chemicals spewed from an underground gas storage facility in and around their suburban neighborhood.

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Dead dolphins, whales and sea turtles aren't acceptable collateral damage for swordfishing

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Tue, 07/24/2018 - 6:44pm

Catching swordfish off the coast of California today means leaving milelong mesh nets deep in the ocean overnight. But what fishermen pull up is mostly not swordfish. For every one of the hefty, long-billed swordfish in a net, it’s estimated that there are four other marine animals entangled there.

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Tesla is seeking cash from suppliers, Wall Street Journal reports

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Tue, 07/24/2018 - 6:39pm

Tesla has asked some of its suppliers to refund a portion of what the automaker has already spent to help it become profitable, the Wall Street Journal reports.