Gov. Brown, Democrats Change Climate Proposal, Remove Mandate To Cut Oil Use By 50%Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative Democrats announced Wednesday that they are scaling back their ambitious proposal to address climate change amid ongoing opposition from the oil industry and some lawmakers.
Berkeley Lab Finds California On Track To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions To 1990 Levels In Five YearsCalifornia appears to be on track to reduce carbon emissions down to levels not seen in more than two decades, according to a new analysis from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
California Air Regulators Dispute Ads Warning Of 'Hidden Gas Tax'California air quality regulators are disputing the accuracy of a new ad campaign claiming a hidden gas tax is set to go in effect January 1st that could add up to 76 cents to a gallon of gas in the state.
Federal Court Upholds California Mandate On Cleaner FuelsA panel of federal judges on Wednesday upheld California's first-in-the-nation mandate requiring fuel producers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Business Group Files Suit Over California Greenhouse Gas SystemCalifornia's largest business group filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the validity of the state's cap-and-trade program on the eve of the first pollution permit auction.
California Set To Officially Launch 'Cap-And-Trade' Greenhouse Gas SystemCalifornia’s largest greenhouse gas emitters will begin buying permits in a landmark “cap-and-trade” system designed to control emissions of heat-trapping gases and to spur investment in clean technologies.
Researchers Find High Formaldehyde Levels At Bay Area Day Care CentersUC Berkeley researchers have recorded high levels of the carcinogen formaldehyde at dozens of Northern California day care facilities.
Gov. Brown Authorizes Emergency Use Of Winter-Blend Gas To Boost SupplyGov. Jerry Brown authorized the state Air Resources Board to allow refineries to switch to winter-blend gasoline in an emergency effort to increase fuel production and reduce soaring gas prices.
Business Groups Protest California Carbon MarketDozens of people, some wearing red “Save Our Jobs” T-shirts, packed a public meeting on Thursday to testify that a key component of California’s landmark greenhouse gas emissions law will impose enormous costs on them and consumers.
Trucks Inspected For Violations At Port Of OaklandThe California Air Resources Board and the California Highway Patrol were both inspecting trucks at the Port of Oakland on Wednesday, as part of a month-long campaign to ensure compliance with California’s air pollution laws.
California Passes Strict New Auto Emission RulesCalifornia air regulators have unanimously passed sweeping auto emission standards that include a mandate to have 1.4 million electric and hybrid vehicles on state roads by 2025.
Oakland Truckers Say New Pollution Curbs Too CostlyTruck operators said the expensive filters the Port of Oakland required them to install in lieu of buying newer model rigs that typically cost $100,000 will wind up being obsolete under new standards.