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The Next Likely EPA Chief Has Almost Completed His Former Coal Client’s Wish List 16.1.2019 Mother Jones
Bob Murray is a 79-year-old coal baron who brags to news outlets that he calls many of the shots after “eight years of pure hell” under the Obama administration. Murray thinks most environmental, health, and worker safety protections are unlawful, often putting him at odds with other industry interests that appreciate some regulatory oversight. Murray was an early supporter of […]
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Essential California: L.A. teachers enjoy support for strike, as pressure on both sides grows 16.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Wednesday, Jan. 16, and here’s what’s happening across California:

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The last time Los Angeles teachers went on strike, back in 1989, Alejandra Delgadillo was a fifth-grader at Trinity Street Elementary School. She...

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PG&E’s bankruptcy could slow California’s fight against climate change 16.1.2019 LA Times: Business

Climate change helped fuel the deadly fires that prompted California’s largest power company to announce Monday that it would file for bankruptcy in the face of $30 billion in potential liabilities.

In a grim twist, the bankruptcy of PG&E Corp. could now slow California’s efforts to fight climate...

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Toto's song 'Africa' takes new form ... in an undisclosed desert location 15.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Artist Max Siedentopf has incorporated the song into a new installation in the Namib desert, using an MP3 player connected to six speakers. He told the BBC that he "wanted to pay the song the ultimate homage and physically exhibit 'Africa' in Africa."
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Cold nights and a chance of snow by Friday in Denver this week 15.1.2019 Denver Post: Local
Denver is slated to have a cool week with cold nights and a chance of snow close to the weekend. MLK Day is expected to be sunny with temperatures in the high 40s.
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“We need more open spaces”: Denver residents feeling stifled by city’s building boom seek room to roam 14.1.2019 Denver Post: Local
Lack of sufficient green space has become a common complaint among residents as Denver morphs into a concrete metropolis. Rapid population growth and a development boom have combined to reduce green space per person. Ample backyards increasingly are relics as residents shift to condos, slot homes and high-rise buildings.
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Denver weather: Warm temps, sunny skies for the week 14.1.2019 Denver Post: Local
Southwesterly winds will bring warmer temperatures into the Denver metro area for most of the week.
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With all Gov. Gavin Newsom has going for him, there’s little excuse for failure 14.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

No California governor in modern times has entered office with more wind at his back and fewer obstacles lying ahead.

“These are good times,” newly inaugurated Gov. Gavin Newsom said in rolling out his $209-billion budget proposal last week. “You pinch yourself at times like this.”

Newsom has loads...

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Hitachi to decide on fate of UK nuclear plant 14.1.2019 BBC: Front Page
Government nuclear policy is under scrutiny amid reports the Japanese firm may scrap a £20bn reactor.
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CU Boulder researchers report nearly 5-degree warming at Lake Dillon 14.1.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A nearly four-decade water quality study led by a University of Colorado professor at Lake Dillon in Summit County has found that its surface temperature has warmed by almost 5 degrees Fahrenheit during that time.
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It Was a Bad Year for Carbon Emissions—Even in California 13.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Carbon emissions are rising in the the United States, and it looks like the golden green state of California is part of the problem. Despite putting up acres of solar panels, California’s electric system produced more greenhouse gases in 2018 than in […]
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Pedestrian struck dead by train in Weld County 12.1.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The Platteville Police Department announced Friday it is investigating a fatal train versus pedestrian collision.
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Tri-State announces new 100-megawatt solar project in southern Colorado 12.1.2019 Denver Post: Business
Westminster-based Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is building a new, 100-megawatt solar project in southern Colorado, more than doubling the power it gets from solar energy.
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High school kids, including governor's daughter, vow to keep up pressure for climate action 11.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Dozens of teenagers packed the governor's office on the third day of the new administration, asking for 100-percent renewable energy, no new pipelines and greenhouse gas emissions regulations.
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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis’ first state of the state address live blog 10.1.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Get live updates from Colorado Gov. Jared Polis' first state of the state address, scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at the Colorado statehouse on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019.
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California set a goal of 100% clean energy, and now other states may follow its lead 10.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

It’s been less than four months since California committed to getting all of its electricity from climate-friendly sources by 2045. But the idea is already catching on in other states.

At least nine governors taking their oaths of office this month, from Nevada to Michigan to New York, campaigned...

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Judge proposes ordering PG&E to shut off power for wildfires 10.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To prevent wildfires, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. should reinspect its entire electric grid and cut off power during certain wind conditions regardless of the inconvenience to customers or loss of profit, a U.S. judge proposed Wednesday.

U.S. District Judge William Alsup said in a court order that...

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Line 3 fight brings PUC higher profile, lots of applicants 10.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission used to fly under the radar. But with the Line 3 pipeline debate and its role guiding the state to a cleaner energy future, the days of wonky obscurity are over.
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Care about the environment? Here's what to watch in the 2019 Legislature 9.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
From energy storage to pollinators, check some of the major environmental issues to watch during the 2019 legislative session.
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It's been a good week for poultry at the Supreme Court 9.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green
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