Phillips 66 has agreed to pay a $230,900 penalty to settle air quality violations at its Rodeo refinery in 2008 and 2009, Bay Area Air Quality Management District officials announced Monday.
Authorities say unemployment and drug addiction have spurred an increase in the destructive practice of cutting off the knobby growths at the base of ancient redwood trees to make lacey-grained coffee tables.
California lawmakers on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a $687 million plan to provide immediate relief to drought-stricken communities, a package that includes emergency money for communities running low on drinking water and farming communities where fallowed fields are leading to sky-high unemployment.
San Francisco’s recycling company Recology claims to be the greenest in the nation. But a former supervisor said some of their recycling numbers were inflated when he was there, at the expense of California consumers who pay into the state’s CRV redemption fund.
California’s drought emergency has people looking for all kinds of solutions. A town in the North Bay is getting some help, thanks to beer.
The state Senate leader is proposing a tax on consumer fuel purchases of gasoline, oil, diesel, ethanol and natural gas, with the money raised diverted to transit projects and households of a certain income level.
Tesla Motors Inc. shares soared in extended trading after the electric car maker delivered a strong fourth-quarter performance and said that it expects sales of its vehicles to increase sharply this year.
Legislation in San Francisco to ban the sale of water in plastic bottles is undergoing some tweaks since the City’s Small Business Commission has been vocal about their serious reservations about the proposal.
While rain is finally in the forecast, California’s water situation remains bleak. Residents who rely on Lake Mendocino for water are questioning the government’s decision to drain part of the lake for flood control, despite dry conditions.
State surveyors checking California’s snowpack say a recent storm brought little help, and that snow levels in the Sierra Nevada are dangerously low.