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Chevron refinery in Richmond. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Worst Bay Area Polluters Being Let Off The Hook?

In the Bay Area, residents are constantly reminded to ‘spare the air’, but air quality managers may be letting some of the worst polluters off the hook.

06/29/2014

Artist rendering of a California High-Speed Rail trail. (CA High-Speed Rail Authority)

Higher California Gas Prices From Cap-And-Trade Program To Be Spent On High-Speed Rail Project

Starting in January, gas prices in California will creep up again with much of the additional money generated going toward Gov. Jerry Brown’s embattled high-speed rail project.

06/16/2014

Gas prices rise to nearly $6 a gallon in Bolinas, after a station in Point Reyes Station shut down. There is a $1 per gallon tax included. (Credit Don Ford)

Gas Prices Soar To Nearly $6 A Gallon After Point Reyes Station Accident

Drivers visiting western Marin County this week should make sure they have plenty of gasoline as damage to a Point Reyes Station gas station has left the area with few places to refuel, the California Highway Patrol said Wednesday.

05/14/2014

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Pay-By-Mile Floated As Alternative To Gas Tax For California Drivers

The California Legislature is looking at a voluntary program that would eliminate the state’s gas tax, which is currently 2nd highest in the nation at 52.9 cents per gallon. Instead, drivers would be subject to a tax based on vehicle miles traveled of a VMT tax.

05/06/2014

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Bay Area Gas Prices Up By 70 Cents At Some Stations

Are you experiencing sticker shock at the pump? You may have noticed the last few times you’ve gone to fill up at Bay Area gas stations that prices have gone up by at least 70 cents per gallon.

04/15/2014

Gas pump in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

California Gas Prices May Jump With New Emissions Law

Starting next year, a new law will force fuel distributors into the same cap-and-trade marketplace as utilities and major manufacturers. The oil industry says it will lead to price increases.

03/09/2014

Gas pump in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Top California Democrat Proposes Fuel Tax

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.

02/20/2014

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Californians May Pay Nation’s Highest Gas Taxes

Californians could end up paying the highest gasoline taxes in the nation when a 3.5-cents-per-gallon increase kicks in this summer.

03/01/2013

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California Gas Tax To Rise 3.5 Cents Per Gallon In July

California regulators have ordered a 3 1/2 cent gas tax hike to take effect this summer.

02/28/2013

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Fresno Man Sets Young Son’s Mother On Fire

Investigators say a California man splashed gasoline on the mother of his toddler son and set the woman on fire.

12/17/2012

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