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Paint companies could hand taxpayers the bill for hazardous lead paint cleanup under proposed California ballot measure

Published: 
Wed, 01/17/2018 (All day)

A proposed November statewide ballot measure could allow three of the nation’s biggest paint companies to hand California taxpayers a bill for the cost of cleaning up health hazards caused by lead paint.

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California bullet train cost surges by $2.8 billion: 'Worst-case scenario has happened

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Tue, 01/16/2018 (All day)

The estimated cost of building 119 miles of bullet train track in the Central Valley has jumped to $10.6 billion, an increase of $2.8 billion from the current budget and up from about $6 billion originally.

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BP to pay California $102 million to settle natural gas overcharge allegations

Published: 
Thu, 01/11/2018 (All day)

Energy giant BP has agreed to pay California $102 million as part of a settlement of allegations that it overcharged the state in sales of natural gas, Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra said Thursday.

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Climate scientists see alarming new threat to California

Published: 
Tue, 12/05/2017 (All day)

California could be hit with significantly more dangerous and more frequent droughts in the near future as changes in weather patterns triggered by global warming block rainfall from reaching the state, according to new research led by scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

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

Published: 
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.