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Will Newsom end oil drilling in California? Many environmentalists are betting yes 23.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California’s legacy of oil drilling should be just that, many environmentalists argue — relegated to the history books.

They are urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to ban new oil and gas drilling in California and completely phase out fossil fuel extraction in one of the nation’s top petroleum-producing...

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Edison asks for bigger profits, says bills would rise $14.40 a month for the average home 23.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

California’s major monopoly utilities asked regulators Monday to approve higher profits for their shareholders amid a growing risk of destructive fires. The biggest request came from Southern California Edison, where the average household customers could see an annual bill increase of more than...

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Policy News: April 22, 2019 22.4.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: Member Opportunities Call for new ESA Rapid Response Team members. ESA Communications Training in Flagstaff, June 7: travel awards available. Action Alert. Congress Senate confirms David Bernhardt as Interior Secretary. Executive Branch EPA releases a list of candidates for the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee. States 15 Attorneys General oppose proposed Waters ...
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Three Earth Day lessons for Green New Deal activists 22.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In April 1970, about 20 million Americans turned out for the first Earth Day, attending speeches, demonstrations and other community-based events in what the New York Times called “among the most participatory political actions in the nation’s history.”

Nearly 50 years on, the movement spawned...

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SCE says investors need bigger profits because of fire risks 21.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The fallout from Pacific Gas & Electric’s bankruptcy is spreading to Southern California, where customers of the state’s second-largest electric utility could see their energy bills rise by $290 million a year — if federal officials allow the utility to reward shareholders with dramatically higher...

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California can’t wait another year to fix its flawed wildfire payout system 20.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Gov. Gavin Newsom is right that California needs a new way to pay for the damage caused when power lines spark massive wildfires that destroy property and kill people and animals. Fires have ravaged the state over the last two years, and experts say this may be California’s “new normal.” And although...

New York City Just Passed Historic Climate Legislation—Its Own Green New Deal 19.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The nation’s largest and most economically influential city passed a historic bill Thursday capping climate-changing pollution from big buildings and mandating unprecedented cuts to greenhouse gases.  The City Council approved the legislation in a 45-to-2 vote Thursday afternoon, all but ensuring […]
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Walmart, Target and McDonald’s Catalyze Sustainability. Join them. 17.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Walmart, Target and McDonald’s Catalyze Sustainability. Join them.
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John Hickenlooper Has a Curious Connection to a Trump Cabinet Secretary 17.4.2019 Mother Jones
Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s ties to the oil and gas industry run deep, especially when compared to those of other candidates in the unwieldy 2020 Democratic field. In some ways, given that Hickenlooper served two terms in the fifth-largest oil-and-gas-producing state, these connections are not surprising. But what may be less apparent is that […]
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“Sexual playthings”: Former employees say Anadarko’s Denver office had toxic culture 16.4.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Interviews with six former employees of Anadarko's Denver office paint a detailed picture of a place where life can be particularly difficult for women. The ex-employees spoke on condition of anonymity because they still have dealings with Anadarko or aren't authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
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Adam Schiff says Donald Trump should be prosecuted 16.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
In the Newsweek Interview, Schiff talked about the reforms that American needs to enact now.
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Supreme Court Will Not Reconsider Decisions Upholding Clean Energy Policies in Illinois, New York 15.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Supreme Court Will Not Reconsider Decisions Upholding Clean Energy Policies in Illinois, New York
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Not all biogas is created equal 15.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Not all biogas is created equal
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Will Stephen Miller Testify Before Congress? 15.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Stephen Miller, who seems to be the boss of everybody on immigration, ought to come before Congress and explain some of these policies," House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said on Sunday.
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GOP Rep: Democrats Will 'Make Us Slaves to Socialism' 14.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Polls suggest that progressive policies such as the Green New Deal and Medicare-for-all are actually in line with what the majority of American citizens want their elected lawmakers to support.
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Killing Migratory Birds Has Been a Crime for Decades. Not Anymore. 14.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Reveal and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Under Republican and Democratic presidents from Nixon through Obama, killing migratory birds, even inadvertently, was a crime, with fines for violations ranging from $250 to $100 million. The power to prosecute created a deterrent that protected birds and enabled government to hold […]
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Beto O’Rourke’s Vote to Lift the Oil Export Ban Looms Over His Climate Record 13.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  In 2015, current Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke twice bucked his own party to vote with Republicans to end the 40-year restriction on selling US oil overseas. In October that year, O’Rourke voted on a bill to outright lift the […]
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Newsom asks California lawmakers to lead the way in deciding who pays wildfire costs 13.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Gov. Gavin Newsom urged lawmakers on Friday to rethink existing rules on how California utilities pay for wildfires sparked by their equipment, but stopped short of embracing any specific solution to the political impasse over the amount of help the companies need to remain solvent.

“Everybody...

Denver City Council District 1 candidate Q&A 12.4.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Denver City Council District 1 race features Praj Kulkarni, Victoria R. Aguilar, Sabrina D'Agosta, David Sabados, Mike Somma, Amanda Sandoval and Scott Alan Durrah.
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Historic New Law to Transform Puerto Rico into Clean Energy Powerhouse 11.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Historic New Law to Transform Puerto Rico into Clean Energy Powerhouse
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