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California Climate Law

California Delay's Cap And Trade Another Year

AP | By JASON DEAREN | Posted 08.30.2011 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO -- California regulators on Wednesday said they would give power plants, refineries and other major polluters another year to comply wit...

10 Most Hopeful Stories of 2010

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Sarah van Gelder

It was a tough year, but events from 2010 contain the seeds of transformation. None of the following stories is enough on its own to change the momentum, but each story points to a piece of the solution.

Schwarzenegger Urges Voters ToReject Prop 23

AP | ROBIN HINDERY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Tuesday he doesn't just want to defeat the November ballot measure that would suspend the s...

Caliornia Greenhouse Gas Rules Approved By Regulators.

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Hoping other states will follow suit, California regulators overwhelmingly approved the nation's most extensive system giving o...

Thomas Friedman On Prop 23: This Is A Fight Worth Having | THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The Terminator, a k a the Governator, is not happy. And you shouldn't be either. What has Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of California incensed is the ...

James Cameron, Gov. Schwarzenegger Speak Out Against Prop 23 In New Ad

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Appearing at a joint webcast this afternoon, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and filmmaker James Cameron unveiled a new ad urging voters to ...

Bill Gates Donates $700,000 To Protect CA Climate Law

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The campaign against Proposition 23 – the ballot initiative that would push back California's landmark global warming...

Oil Industry Spills Money Into Effort To Suspend California Climate Law

AP | ROBIN HINDERY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — With major contributions from the oil industry, supporters of a ballot initiative to suspend California's landmark greenhou...

Koch Industries Donates $1 Million to Prop 23 Effort To Kill California Climate Law

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

As the world looks more closely, it seems the Kochs have their hands in all sorts of anti-democratic pies, and now we know that undermining California voters' choice to confront climate change is among them.

Business Groups Seek To Suspend California's Greenhouse Gas Law

AP | SAMANTHA YOUNG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A coalition of business groups turned in signature petitions Monday for a ballot initiative that would unravel Gov. Arnold ...

Climate Shouldn't Kill Clean Air

Kathleen A. McGinty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kathleen A. McGinty

New federal requirements for the use of renewable energy are called for in the climate legislation -- as a complement to state action, not a replacement. The states are not preempted on renewables and should not be on climate either.

Big Oil's Bid To Suspend CA Climate Change Law Makes It To November Ballot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

California headed for a high-stakes battle over global warming Tuesday, as an oil industry-backed measure to suspend the state's aggressive climate-ch...

Who Loses if California's Climate Law is Halted?

Rachel Morello-Frosch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rachel Morello-Frosch

California's climate law was put into place years ago and now it's time to implement it. Allowing out-of-state oil companies to stop its implementation will not save jobs and will only yield worse public health.

California Climate Law Under Assault In Poor Economy

AP | SAMANTHA YOUNG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Four years ago, California earned accolades for adopting a law that would slash its greenhouse gas emissions and serve as a...

GOP Lawmakers Seek To Suspend California Climate Law

AP | SAMANTHA YOUNG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Republican lawmakers in California are circulating a ballot initiative backed by business interests that would suspend Cali...