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Coronavirus pandemic gives Colorado Gov. Jared Polis unprecedented power 5.7.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Something unusual happened last week: The authority of Colorado Gov. Jared Polis was overridden.
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How a PG&E Contractor With a Sketchy Past Made Millions After California’s Deadliest Fire 4.7.2020 Mother Jones
This story was published originally by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. It was a last-ditch effort to save a scofflaw business. For years, the owners of Bay Area Concrete […]
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How Real Conspiracies Inspired False Rumors About Flooding Black Communities With Fireworks 3.7.2020 Mother Jones
John Williams had just finished his fourth novel and was trying to figure out how to sell it. His 1967 book, The Man Who Cried I Am, focused on a CIA plot to stave off an inevitable Black uprising by exterminating all people of African descent. The existing avenues for promotion weren’t particularly receptive to Black fiction-writers […]
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A truly clean energy system runs on a clean conscience 2.7.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
A truly clean energy system runs on a clean conscience Alec Appelbaum Thu, 07/02/2020 - 01:15 What would you do if the cause that lights your day turned out to be trapping fellow citizens in the dark?  For Shalanda Baker, a professor of law and public policy at Northeastern University, thinking about a clean energy future means thinking about the daily, weekly and sometimes invisible ways that people in deprived communities can control their power supply. Her work — in blogs, scholarship, professional services and a forthcoming book — reminds professionals that deals made on the backs of oppressed people are no deals at all.  Baker recently spoke with the Clean Energy Finance Forum about how her scholarship and an institute she co-runs aim to forge connections from investment committee members to utility executives to neighborhood volunteers. Read on to reckon with how a truly clean energy system runs on a clean conscience.  Alec Appelbaum: How did you start working on empowerment in an energy ...
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U.S. says leaking nuclear waste dome is safe; Marshall Islands leaders don't believe it 2.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

The DOE says that radioactive leakage from Runit Dome, a respository for U.S. atomic waste, is insignificant. Marshall Islands leaders are skeptical.

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Want jobs and clean energy? This overlooked technology could deliver both 1.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

"You could have all the renewable energy in the world. But if you don't have the transmission lines, you have nothing," then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said in 2010.

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Remember the Aliso Canyon disaster? SoCalGas just tried to delay safety tests 1.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

The company cited the COVID-19 pandemic, but state officials denied the request. Aliso was the site of the largest gas leak in U.S. history.

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Why now is the moment for cities around the world to act decisively on air pollution 30.6.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
Sarah Vogel, Ph.D., is Vice President for Health. This is the second in a series of Global Clean Air blogs on COVID-19 and air pollution. EDF scientists and program experts will share data about pollution levels during quarantine from a local and global perspective, and provide recommendations for governments and companies to Rebuild Better. Around the […]
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Supreme Court gives president power to fire consumer agency director at will 29.6.2020 L.A. Times - World News

The Supreme Court resolves a clash between presidential power and Congress' attempt to set up a quasi-independent agency.

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California's mask order tests the limits of Newsom's executive power 29.6.2020 LA Times: Health

Since shortly after the coronavirus outbreak began, Gov. Gavin Newsom has faced criticism from some over his ample use of executive authority during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Q&A: What has Congress done about local police brutality in the past, and what can it actually do? 24.6.2020 LA Times: Nation

With Congress limited by the Constitution, what has it done, and what can it do, about police reform at the local level?

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3 Ways U.S. Cities Are Investing in Clean Energy for Resilience 24.6.2020 THE CITY FIX
By 2030, more than 145 million people across the world will be impacted by flooding each year – many of whom live in coastal areas of the United States. Wildfires are growing rapidly in areas of the U.S. where they once were ...
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Some of the biggest names in trucking are calling for federal support of electric trucks and buses 23.6.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Some of the biggest names in trucking are calling for federal support of electric trucks and buses
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Despite protections, landlords seek to evict tenants in Black and Latino areas of South L.A. 18.6.2020 LA Times: Health

A Times analysis shows that LA landlords are attempting to evict tenants despite rules barring such actions during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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Editorial: PG&E is a convicted killer. It can't be allowed to kill again 18.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

PG&E pleads guilty to manslaughter in the deaths of 84 of the 85 people who perished in the Camp fire in 2018.

Plummeting Solar, Wind, and Battery Costs Can Accelerate Our Clean Electricity Future 18.6.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Global carbon emissions must be halved by 2030 to limit warming to 1.5°C and avoid catastrophic climate impacts. Most existing studies, however, examine 2050 as the year that deep decarbonization of electric power systems can be achieved—a timeline that would also hinder decarbonization of the buildings, industrial, and transportation sectors.

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3 Ways U.S. Cities Are Investing in Clean Energy for Resilience 16.6.2020 WRI Stories
3 Ways U.S. Cities Are Investing in Clean Energy for Resilience Comments|Add Comment|PrintBlue Lake Rancheria solar PV system, Northern California. Photo by U.S. Department of Energy/Flickr By 2030, more than 145 million people across the world will be impacted by flooding each year – many of whom live in coastal areas of the United States. Wildfires are growing rapidly in areas of the U.S. where they once were rare, burning more than twice as much land area per year from 2000-2018 than in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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RELEASE: Jennifer Wilcox to Lead Carbon Dioxide Removal as WRI Senior Fellow 16.6.2020 WRI Stories
RELEASE: Jennifer Wilcox to Lead Carbon Dioxide Removal as WRI Senior Fellow HTML Editor - Full Version World Resources Institute is pleased to welcome Jennifer Wilcox as a new Senior Fellow with WRI’s U.S. Climate program.  As a WRI Senior Fellow, Wilcox will spearhead efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the industrial sector and technological CO2 removal solutions, such as direct air capture and mineralization. Her expertise will help accelerate policy support and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
Research Shows 'Linking Climate Policy to Social and Economic Justice Makes It More Popular' 16.6.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Amid persistent calls for a green and just recovery from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and nationwide protests against systemic racism and injustice, researchers on Friday detailed recent studies showing "policy packages that address the climate crisis alongside income inequality, racial injustice, and the economic crisis are more popular among voters."

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Police unions become target of labor activists who see them as blocking reform 16.6.2020 LA Times: Nation

Liberals have long been friends to organized labor. But many now see police unions as an enemy, quashing reform and shielding problem officers.

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