User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Environmental Justice
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Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman: A conservative advocate for LGBT 13.8.2017 Denver Post: Local
Colorado Republican Attorney General Cynthia Coffman's office staff knows that when Jesse Wright phones, his call should be put right through.
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Business Highlights 4.8.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

___ With 401(k) accounts booming, what should investors do? NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are at records, and markets are unbelievably calm. That makes it easy to feel comfortable leaving your 401(k) accounts on autopilot. But now is a good time to make sure that stocks have not become an overly large portion of your […]
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Questions remain as Gov. Brown signs legislation to address neighborhood-level air pollution 27.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed legislation aimed at improving air quality in disadvantaged communities, a key step in shifting the debate over how the state fights climate change and an issue that has tested the influence of environmental justice advocates

The law imposes new requirements...

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The Energy 202: House GOP wants to slick the skids for water rule repeal 26.7.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Environmentalists are alarmed.
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Has the Moment for Environmental Justice Been Lost? 26.7.2017 Mother Jones
This story originally appeared on ProPublica. Given how President Donald Trump has taken aim at the Environmental Protection Agency with regulatory rollbacks and deep proposed budget cuts, it may come as no surprise that the Office of Environmental Justice is on the chopping block. This tiny corner of the EPA was established 24 years ago to advocate for […]
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The Roddenberry Foundation Launches $1 Million Fellowship Fund for US-Based Activists 26.7.2017 New Kerala: World News
LOS ANGELES, July 25, 2017 : The Roddenberry Foundation is pledging $1 million towards activism through its inaugural Roddenberry Fellowship—a year-long program for 20 individuals from across the United States —who will each receive $50,000 to pursue a project or initiative in one of four fields:
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Clean electric buses need to be powered by clean renewable energy 25.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: I would suggest these clean buses come with the caveat that any electricity used will be produced by zero-emissions production, for example solar or wind. We will have then achieved true “zero emissions.” (Re “$138 million to buy L.A.’s first electric buses,” July 22)

Our city may...

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The Government of Canada invests USD 25.7 million in the Lake Winnipeg Basin Program 24.7.2017 New Kerala: World News
WINNIPEG, July 24, 2017 : Canada is committed to providing strong support for the restoration and improvement of valuable freshwater resources in Lake Winnipeg and its basin.
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Neighborhood Spotlight: Commerce is a factory town that stays true to its name 21.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The discovery of oil in the 1890s, followed by Henry Ford’s decision to open an auto plant in the Los Angeles area in 1914, kicked off Southern California’s rapid ascent as a major manufacturing hub.

Cars, tires and petroleum products of every type were just the beginning. Many of the goods that...

Coal Ash: Coming to a Town Near You? 20.7.2017 Mother Jones
The United States still relies on coal to provide 30 percent of its electricity, and a typical plant produces more than 125,000 tons of coal ash—the byproduct of burning coal—every  year. For decades, power companies dumped this product, which can contain toxic metals such as arsenic and mercury, into unlined ponds that had the potential to leak and […]
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Here are the political ripple effects from this week's big climate vote in California 19.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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The future of California's signature tool to fight climate change is secure — but the political battles are just beginning 19.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary
A rundown of the political ripple effects of the vote to extend California's landmark climate program, cap-and-trade
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Long-debated Newhall Ranch project gets key approvals from county 19.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

After decades of controversy, the Newhall Ranch development in the Santa Clarita Valley cleared its last major hurdle Tuesday when county officials certified a revised environmental analysis and approved two of the project’s five planned subdivisions.

In two separate 4-0 votes, the Los Angeles...

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Cap-and-trade survives razor-thin California Senate vote 18.7.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
California’s cap-and-trade system to fight climate change survived a make-or-break vote in the state senate Monday when more than two-thirds of senators voted to extend the program through 2030. Democrats, who control both chambers, cast the bill as vital to California’s leadership on global warming policy, even though many of their own environmental allies criticized its details. Cap and trade sets an annual limit on California’s greenhouse gas emissions and forces companies to buy a permit, called an allowance, for every metric ton of gas they emit. First used in the 1990s to control sulfur dioxide and acid rain, cap and trade gives companies flexibility in how, where and when they cut emissions. [...] they want tighter control of emissions from individual factories and refineries, in the hopes that forcing each facility to cut greenhouse gases will reduce other, harmful air pollutants as well. The move — a bid to win support from the oil industry and its legislative allies — infuriated ...
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California climate law touted as global model faces key test 17.7.2017 Seattle Times: Local

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are nearing a high-stakes decision that will decide the fate of a climate initiative that Gov. Jerry Brown holds up as a model to be replicated around the world to confront rising global temperatures. The vote Monday on whether to give another decade of life to California’s cap-and-trade program […]
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California lawmakers to decide fate of landmark climate law 17.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Sacramento, Calif. • California lawmakers are nearing a high-stakes decision that will decide the fate of a climate initiative that Gov. Jerry Brown holds up as a model to be replicated around the world to confront rising global temperatures. The vote Monday on whether to give another decade of life to California’s cap-and-trade program has global implications as the largest U.S. state moves to be a leader in reducing carbon emissions at a time when President Donald Trump is pulling back from fi... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Here's what to watch for in today's big showdown over cap-and-trade 17.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Here's what to watch for in the vote to extend California's cap-and-trade program 16.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary
A breakdown in the key players in Gov. Jerry Brown's effort to extend cap and trade
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Listen: Roundtable on environmental justice 14.7.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
What does it mean to be an environmental activist in an age of urgency and inertia?
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California's signature environmental law is being abused (again) to stop an environmentally friendly project 14.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Critics of the California Environmental Quality Act have a new poster child for why state leaders need to take another look at the 47-year-old law. The Parking Spot, which operates airport parking lots across the country, has used CEQA to sue the Los Angeles International Airport over its $5-billion...

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