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September

2017

Al Gores home devours 34 times more electricity than the average U.S. household

On Friday, Al Gore’s sequel to “An Inconvenient Truth” – “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” – arrives in movie theaters across the country. But there’s another inconvenient sequel worth noting and, like most sequels, this one is even worse than the original. Gore’s hypocritical home energy use and “do as I say not as […]
18

September

2017

Should California spend $3 billion to help people buy electric cars?

Over seven years, the state of California has spent $449 million on consumer rebates to boost sales of zero-emission vehicles. So far, the subsidies haven’t moved the needle much. In 2016, of the just over 2 million cars sold in the state, only 75,000 were pure-electric and plug-in hybrid cars. To date, out of 26 […]
18

September

2017

Fast-growing green energy ‘scam’ puts taxpayers and homeowners at risk

Environmentalists are always coming up with creative ways to sell their radical and costly agenda. Ranging from renewable portfolio standards to direct subsidies of solar installations and even state-level cap-and-trade programs, the laundry list of “solutions” to our “global climate crisis” always seems to rely on the heavy hand of government, whether it’s through higher […]
18

September

2017

SDG&E to offer $1,000 electric car rebates for teachers, first responders

San Diego Gas & Electric will grant $1,000 rebates to teachers and first-responders who buy electric vehicles, the utility announced Wednesday. Under the initiative, called “Champions for Clean Air,” SDG&E will provide rebates at the point of sale for new electric vehicles (EVs) purchased or leased by K-12 teachers, members of police and fire departments, and sheriff’s deputies, […]
23

April

2017

50 programs scrapped at EPA

President Trump proposes a $54 billion increase in military spending, offset by slashing domestic programs. The Environmental Protection Agency would take the biggest hit, a 31 percent cut that would eliminate a quarter of the staff and save $2.6 billion, returning the agency’s budget to 1970s-era levels. Congress dictates spending, however, and some cuts face […]
20

April

2017

Jerry Brown announces trip to China, the world’s ‘great hope’ on climate change

Gov. Jerry Brown jabbed repeatedly at President Donald Trump’s skepticism of climate change on Thursday, contending that China has stepped into the role of the world’s “great hope.” Brown, at a conference on carbon reduction, also announced he would be traveling to China in June to promote environmental protection. “It’s very paradoxical that we have […]
19

April

2017

Barbara Boxer will lobby for an environmentally controversial desalination plant in Huntington Beach

Boston-based water development company is paying former Sen. Barbara Boxer to push for approval of a proposed seawater desalination plant that has been mired for years in environmental controversy. Boxer, a Democrat, will lobby the California Coastal Commission on behalf of Poseidon Water’s private project, which would sell drinking water supplies to Orange County agencies. […]
16

February

2017

Trump signs bill undoing Obama coal mining rule

President Trump on Thursday signed legislation ending a key Obama administration coal mining rule.  The bill quashes the Office of Surface Mining’s Stream Protection Rule, a regulation to protect waterways from coal mining waste that officials finalized in December. The legislation is the second Trump has signed into law ending an Obama-era environmental regulation. On Tuesday, he signed […]
04

February

2017

Dakota Access Pipeline protesters evicted over pollution concerns

A few days after his inauguration, President Donald Trump signed executive orders moving the approval process for the Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines forward. A week later, the then acting secretary of the Army instructed federal officials to issue the easement necessary to build a controversial segment of the Dakota Access pipeline. Now, the Corps […]
02

February

2017

Truckers Sue CA Again, Claiming Air Filter Puts Public Safety at Risk

On February 9, 2016, Kieth Daniels could only watch as his beloved 2009 Peterbilt truck burned. “I timed it. Eight minutes, that truck was burned to the frame. It took over,” Daniels told NBC Bay Area. The veteran trucker estimates he’s driven more than 5 million miles over the course of his 39-year career. But […]
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November

2016

The largest oil deposit ever found in America was just discovered in Texas

The US Geological Survey said Tuesday that it assessed what could be the largest deposit of untapped oil ever discovered in America. An estimated average of 20 billion barrels of oil and 1.6 billion barrels of natural gas liquids are available for the taking in the Wolfcamp shale, which is in the Midland Basin portion of […]
14

November

2016

Trump’s plan to bring back coal country places EPA in crosshairs

President-elect Trump’s plan to bring back the coal industry will likely start by scrapping the Environmental Protection Agency’s climate change agenda, according to a newly appointed member of his transition team. The agency would be dialed back to focus strictly on “genuine pollutants” that pose immediate harm to public health, and not carbon pollution blamed […]
13

November

2016

Will California’s Outlier Status Accelerate Exodus?

After recovering from the shock of the presidential race, California pundits began absorbing what all this actually means. There is broad agreement that the rightward movement by the rest of America has only increased the political divide between the nation as a whole and California. This divide has widened so significantly that Governor Brown joked […]