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Billion Dollar Project Will Bring Millions Of Tons Of Coal To Area Next To Bay Bridge Toll Plaza

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Coal is so polluting that demand for it as an energy source is way down in the U.S. The industry has to increase exports to survive. To do that we’ve learned […]

07/01/2015

Eucalyptus Grove

City Council Approves Hotly Contested $4M FEMA Grant To Cut Trees In Oakland Hills

City officials accepted a $4 million federal grant to chop down trees in the ritzy Oakland hills, a decision that ignited debate over how best to prevent deadly wildfires in the affluent Northern California region.

06/03/2015

power outage, PG&E, power pole, electricity

California Officials Proposing Higher Electricity Rates For Households That Consume Less

California households that use the least electricity would start paying more for it, under a proposal put before state utility regulators on Tuesday intended to bring the prices charged for electricity more in line with its actual costs.

04/22/2015

(Photo: Heavenly Mountain Resort)

Lake Tahoe Ski Resort Moves Forward With Mountain Coaster And Other Summer Attractions To Offset Dismal Ski Season

With little snowfall for the last two winter seasons, business has fallen for Lake Tahoe’s ski resorts and one of them is already looking to the summer for new revenue as the U.S. Forest Service has tentatively approved a major plans to expand its summer attractions—including a mountain coaster. Some environmentalists, however, say it will have have an negative impact.

03/09/2015

San Francisco's Embarcadero (CBS SF)

Activists Submit Thousands Of Signatures For SF Waterfront Ballot Initiative

Activists have submitted thousands of signatures to the Department of Elections to prevent some key developments on San Francisco’s waterfront. Voters could see a ballot measure as soon as June.

02/04/2014

San Francisco's Embarcadero (CBS SF)

Phil Matier: Another High Rise Proposed On San Francisco’s Waterfront

Another political battle could heat up at San Francisco City Hall stemming from a new residential high rise proposal on the waterfront.

09/12/2013

A sign outside Google headquarters in Mountain View. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Activists Protest Google’s Support Of Global Warming Skeptic

Holding signs that said “Don’t be evil, Google,” the demonstrators had a gripe with what they called the company’s surprising support for U.S. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), a lawmaker who they said was a climate change denier.

07/24/2013

Joe Biden

Vice President Biden Visiting Bay Area For Fundraiser; Protest Planned

Activists protesting a proposed international oil pipeline planned a rally outside a fundraiser attended by Vice President Joe Biden in San Francisco’s Seacliff neighborhood Friday evening.

06/14/2013

San Ardo oil fields in Monterey County. (CBS)

Environmental Groups Sue Feds Over Central California Fracking

Two environmental groups filed a new lawsuit against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in federal court in San Jose Thursday, accusing it of failing to study the risks of fracking on 17,833 acres of public land in Monterey County and the Central Valley that it leased to 15 oil development companies.

04/18/2013

Children of Love Canal Protest in "A Fierce Green Fire" (credit: Mark Kitchell/First Run Features)

Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘A Fierce Green Fire’

Jan Wahl reviews “A Fierce Green Fire,” a documentary about the efforts and goals of environmental activism. Wahl also gives suggestions for St. Patrick’s Day…

03/15/2013

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