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Tag: California

California oil and gas industry leans on political heavyweights to drill...

New well count rises as governor appoints oil lobbyist to top role.

California briefly runs on 97% renewable energy, showing a future in...

If anyone is listening, what we really need is national financial instruments allowing families to pay off solar panels over time.

9th Circuit Court of Appeals rules against telecom industry in...

The court ruled against the telecom industry and California's net neutrality law is now enforceable.

Community efforts to clean up contaminated water in one California town

“Lawmakers need to figure out better ways to balance the interests of industry with protecting people’s health.”

California releases new proposal to ban oil drilling near communities

“We are committed to protecting public health, the economy and our environment as we transition to a greener future that reckons with the realities of the climate crisis we’re all facing.”

California adds new endangered species protections for leatherback sea turtles

“Protecting the state’s ocean to save leatherbacks benefits not only sea turtles, but whales and people too.”

California votes no: Governor Gavin Newsom survives Republican-led recall effort

California voters cast their ballots in the recall because “as attention started being focused nationally on this election, people started realizing what was at stake.”

California passes landmark bill moving state closer to target offshore wind...

“Investing in offshore wind is an essential piece of the puzzle when it comes to California building an electricity grid that is resilient, reliable and renewable."

Sanders says last thing California needs is ‘some right-wing Republican governor’

“The September 14 recall of Governor Newsom is a bold-faced Republican power grab. Don’t let it happen.”

Judge says California’s Prop 22 unconstitutional in ‘major’ win for gig...

A measure that let so-called gig economy companies like Uber and Lyft limit worker protections—is unconstitutional.

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Trump’s $48 billion corporate tax cut proposal exceeds annual K-12 education budget

The proposed reduction in the corporate tax rate from 21% to 15% would result in massive tax savings for the largest U.S. companies, benefiting wealthy shareholders while neglecting workers and public investments.

Clarence Thomas faces fresh scrutiny over undisclosed luxury trips funded by billionaire

This has prompted renewed calls for his resignation and demands for stricter ethics reforms for the highest court in the land.

Russia’s war on Ukraine generates more emissions than 175 countries: $32 billion climate bill...

The first two years of Russia’s invasion resulted in greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to the annual emissions of 175 individual countries, further intensifying the global climate emergency.

Supreme Court upholds access to abortion pill

More than 6 million people have used mifepristone since 2000.