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  • Nuclear power industry hopes for a new era

    For decades, the U.S. nuclear power industry has stood at a virtual standstill, a victim of economics and fears over safety. But as President Barack Obama prepares to issue new carbon-emission regulations targeting the power industry, nuclear companies are hoping a new era is upon them.
  • 5 years after BP oil spill, focus on restoration, not misinformation

    It's been five years since images of oil-soaked pelicans, dead turtles and contaminated shorelines along the Gulf Coast shocked our national consciousness. Half a decade after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, killing 11 men and unleashing the worst...

    New bill could legalize paid carpooling

    New bill could legalize paid carpooling
    Carpooling is one of the most popular services transport network companies like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar offer, but it faces a problem. Under California law, paid carpooling is prohibited. Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) is hoping to change that....

    Obama's climate change policy appears to survive early court challenge

    Obama's climate change policy appears to survive early court challenge
    President Obama’s ambitious plan to battle climate change by forcing power plants to reduce their greenhouse gases appeared to survive its first court challenge Thursday, but only because the formal rules are still pending at the Environmental...

    Assembly utility committee chair goes on controversial junket

    Assembly utility committee chair goes on controversial junket
    The leader of a powerful state Assembly committee that oversees utilities and telecommunications last week traveled to Singapore for an Easter break "study trip" sponsored by a nonprofit foundation that's financed by business, labor and environmental...