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  • Cargo ship plan aims to protect whales, air quality off Santa Barbara

    A pilot program starting this summer will tackle two environmental problems posed by thousands of cargo ships that use the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach each year: The hulking vessels are major sources of air pollution and the shipping lanes overlap...
  • U.S. court upholds FERC rules on electric grid planning

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. court on Friday upheld rules from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission calling on utilities to take various actions, including increased planning of large transmission projects. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the...
  • Ships to slow down off California to save whales and cut pollution

    A program being launched off the California coast this summer will tackle two environmental problems posed by thousands of cargo ships that ferry goods to and from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach each year: Not only are the hulking vessels major...
  • Santa Barbara County oil-drilling project elicits worries

     Santa Barbara County oil-drilling project elicits worries
    It's been 45 years since a calamitous spill off Santa Barbara coated the picturesque coast with oil, killed wildlife and prompted tough new pumping restrictions. But new worries have emerged in Sacramento. It turns out that there was an exemption in a...
  • Brown, Mexican officials sign climate pact during governor's trip

    When federal leaders in Washington needed new ideas for slashing vehicle pollution, they looked west to California, which had already enacted tighter standards. Now Gov. Jerry Brown said he hopes Mexico takes the same approach to combating climate...
  • Calif. Gov. Brown agrees to Mexico pact on climate change

    MEXICO CITY California Gov. Jerry Brown, calling for "heroic efforts" to combat climate change, agreed with Mexican officials Monday to work together on policies to address air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. The agreement, though nonbinding,...
  • Activists say California fighting pollution globally but not locally

    Activists say California fighting pollution globally but not locally
    In the Bay Area oil port city of Martinez, where a colossal Shell refinery has long tainted the air, the landmark California law that requires polluters to ease their carbon footprint seemed to some to promise new relief. But one big move by Shell to...
  • 13 West Coast fish species added to 'sustainable' list

    13 West Coast fish species added to 'sustainable' list
    West Coast trawler fishermen just got some new opportunities. The Marine Stewardship Council on Tuesday listed 13 species of fish as "sustainable," opening up new markets for boats working out of ports in California, Oregon and Washington. The...
  • EPA policy change may hinge on 1 word

    EPA policy change may hinge on 1 word
    The coming legal battle over President Obama's far-reaching climate-change rules will probably turn on the meaning of one word in the Clean Air Act of 1970 — "system." Under the landmark anti-pollution law, the Environmental Protection Agency is...
  • West Virginia puzzled, outraged over chemical leak

    West Virginia puzzled, outraged over chemical leak
    Few people in West Virginia had any idea that an obscure company was storing a mysterious coal-washing chemical in tanks overlooking the Elk River, just upstream from a major water treatment plant. Nor did many realize that no agency had conducted...
  • Air pollution battle pits administration against GOP-led states

    WASHINGTON — In a regional air pollution battle with partisan overtones, the Obama administration appeared to make headway Tuesday in persuading the Supreme Court to allow tougher federal environmental standards to prevent ozone and other...