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Cleaner Gasoline Means Higher Prices in California

Californians routinely pay some of the highest gas prices in the nation, and the current cost of a gallon at the pump is no exception. But, drivers who think they’re being unfairly exploited by the oil companies should think again – says one UC Berkeley economist, who points to many other reasons why the cost of fuel is so high.


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California Passes Strict New Auto Emission Rules

California 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.


Cars drive drive along U.S. 101 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Berkeley Scientist Calls State’s Greenhouse Emission Ambitions ‘Attainable’

A co-author of a study on reducing California’s level of greenhouse emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020 says it’s ambitious, but attainable.



Oakland Truckers Say New Pollution Curbs Too Costly

Truck 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.



Court Rejects Challenge To California’s Clean Air Rules

A federal appeals court rejected a legal challenge Friday that sought to bar implementation of a California regulation meant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by forcing automakers to make and sell less polluting cars in the state.

CBS San Francisco–04/29/2011

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San Francisco Judge Halts California Cap-And-Trade Program

A judge temporarily halted California’s ambitious program to provide financial incentives for the state’s largest polluters to cut harmful greenhouse gas emissions.


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California Adopts Sweeping Greenhouse Gas Rules

California regulators on Thursday approved the first system in the nation to give polluting companies such as utilities and refineries financial incentives to emit fewer greenhouse gases.

CBS San Francisco–12/16/2010

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Poll: Initiative Suspending California Emissions Law Losing Ground

A new poll shows a ballot initiative that would suspend California’s greenhouse gas emissions law losing support.

CBS San Francisco–10/25/2010

More Legal Wrangling over Calif. Climate Law

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Four states are preparing to sue if California voters decide not to delay the implementation of a law limiting greenhouse gas emissions.




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