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Citing 'existential threat,' House climate action plan has a big focus on California 1.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

California, other U.S. states and communities of color face threats from climate change, a House select committee stated in a report Tuesday. It laid out an action plan for reversing those threats.

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It’s Time to Nationalize the Fossil Fuel Industry 26.6.2020 Truthout.com
We must institute public ownership of the fossil fuel industry to avert catastrophe, says economist Robert ...
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Polis names new group to oversee Colorado oil and gas rules 22.6.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Gov. Jared Polis on Monday named a new, five-member commission to take over crafting and putting in place major changes to Colorado's oil and gas regulations, as the multibillion-dollar industry struggles with a global pandemic and slump in demand for energy.
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Federal approval of oil well at Carrizo Plain National Monument sparks outrage 18.6.2020 LA Times: Environment

The Federal Bureau of Land Management has approved oil drilling in Carrizo Plain National Monument, sparking outrage among conservationists.

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BP writes down oil and gas assets by $17.5B as pandemic cuts energy demand 15.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Structural changes already underway at BP have been hastened by the impact of COVID-19. “This is the energy transition happening,'' said David Elmes, an energy expert at Warwick Business School.
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Opinion: Trump has a surprise for Florida he's hoping to keep secret until after the election 13.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The Trump administration reportedly is making plans for a post-election announcement allowing oil drilling off Florida's Gulf Coast.

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Five key questions about our energy future after Covid-19 9.6.2020 BBC: Front Page
The pandemic has seen CO2 emissions fall - but will these changes be permanent?
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BP to cut 1 in 7 jobs — 10,000 positions worldwide — as COVID-19 slashes oil demand 8.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Energy company BP, which has a global workforce of 70,000, said Monday that it will trim 10,000 office-based jobs as the COVID-19 pandemic slams the oil and gas industry.
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Arctic Circle oil spill: Russian prosecutors order checks at permafrost sites 5.6.2020 BBC: World
Russian prosecutors order checks at sensitive installations built on permafrost after a huge oil spill.
Climate change: How a green new deal really could go global 31.5.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
Chief Environment correspondent Justin Rowlatt considers the prospects for a big economic makeover.
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Column: In landmark vote, shareholders tell Chevron to report on its climate lobbying 29.5.2020 LA Times: Business

Chevron's directive from shareholders: Report how you're lobbying against the environment.

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Alberta minister says ban on protests means 'great time' to build pipeline 26.5.2020 BBC: Business
Alberta's energy minister cites a ban on protests when asked about a controversial project in Canada.
Colorado lawmakers return to tackle $3.3 billion budget hole 25.5.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
No public health insurance option. Drastic cuts to K-12 and higher education funding. Seniors losing tax breaks on their homes.
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First-of-its-kind clean hydrogen plant planned for Los Angeles County 20.5.2020 LA Times: Business

The green technology caught the attention of R. Rex Parris, a Republican mayor in Southern California.

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The man who bought 60,000 oil and gas wells 18.5.2020 BBC: World
Rusty Hutson Jr is the boss of fast-growing US energy firm Diversified Gas & Oil.
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Climate change: Study pours cold water on oil company net zero claims 12.5.2020 BBC: Front Page
Doubt is cast on claims fossil fuel companies are curbing their CO2 in line with net zero targets.
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Fossil Fuels Already Get Billions in Bailouts — They’re Called Subsidies 11.5.2020 Truthout.com
Each year, the U.S. spends about $20 billion subsidizing fossil fuel companies and $81 billion defending them ...
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Climate change: Could the coronavirus crisis spur a green recovery? 6.5.2020 BBC: Front Page
Some governments want to channel their economic recovery plans into low-carbon industries.
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The Fed Just Changed Its Own Rules to Bail Out the Fossil Fuel Industry 5.5.2020 Truthout.com
The Federal Reserve can now give emergency loans to a sector that’s been buried in debt since long before the ...
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California attorney general sues gas trading companies, alleging price manipulation 5.5.2020 LA Times: Business

California on Monday sued two gasoline trading firms, alleging they took advantage of a 2015 refinery explosion in Torrance to improperly drive up the price at the pump.

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