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  • ComEd closely guarding smart meter data

     ComEd closely guarding smart meter data
    If you're one of the approximately 425,000 people in Commonwealth Edison's service territory with a newly installed smart meter, a cadre of companies is lining up for the energy data relayed by that meter. Their businesses would help people cut their...
  • 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...
  • In Santa Barbara County, oil firms and environmentalists square off

    In Santa Barbara County, oil firms and environmentalists square off
    Seen from U.S. 101, northern Santa Barbara County looks to be mostly vineyards and cattle ranches, with majestic oak trees scattered across the dry rolling hills. But up a narrow road, spread across the chaparral between Orcutt and Los Alamos, wells...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bay advocates say state lax in monitoring county stormwater controls

    Bay advocates say state lax in monitoring county stormwater controls
    Local governments are charged with enforcing state regulations limiting polluted runoff from new development, and the state is supposed to check on them. Only state officials acknowledge they aren't doing it. Environmental advocates say the lack of...
  • 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...