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The 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill: An environmental 'shot heard around the world'

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Tue, 01/29/2019 - 12:00pm

A blowout off the coast of Santa Barbara 50 years ago not only galvanized the community and state but led to a wave of environmental laws nationwide.

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Germany to close all 84 of its coal-fired power plants, will rely primarily on renewable energy

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Mon, 01/28/2019 - 11:08am

Germany, one of the world’s biggest consumers of coal, will shut down all 84 of its coal-fired power plants over the next 19 years to meet its international commitments in the fight against climate change, a government commission said Saturday.

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New U.S. Oil And Gas Drilling To Unleash 1,000 Coal Plants’ Worth Of Pollution By 2050

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Thu, 01/17/2019 - 4:11pm

Amid mounting calls to phase out fossil fuels in the face of rapidly worsening climate change, the United States is ramping up oil and gas drilling faster than any other country, threatening to add 1,000 coal plants’ worth of planet-warming gases by the middle of the century, according to a report released Wednesday.

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Big polluters get help from the state, renewing doubts about California’s climate goals

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Thu, 12/20/2018 - 4:41pm

State authorities this week delivered on a controversial deal struck last year that handed oil companies and other major polluters a multimillion-dollar windfall.

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Trump fuel economy rollback is based on misleading and shoddy calculations, study finds

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Mon, 12/10/2018 - 1:46pm

The Trump administration’s proposal to roll back fuel economy standards relies on an error-ridden and misleading analysis that overestimates the costs and understates the benefits of tighter regulation, an independent study by leading economists, engineers and other experts has found.