California vows to ‘fight this stupidity’ as EPA moves to scrap clean car rules

Governor Jerry Brown calls administration’s proposal to weaken Obama-era emissions rules ‘reckless’ and a ‘betrayal’

Gov. Brown calls for 5 million electric vehicles by 2030, $2.5 billion for charging stations

Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday announced a sweeping new environmental initiative to cap his final year in office, signing an executive order that commits the state to a goal of 5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2030, up from a previous target of 1.5 million by 2025, and a plan to spend $2.5 billion…

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California fires: Thomas Blaze To Be Biggest On Record

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A California blaze bigger than New York City is likely to become the largest fire in the state since records began. Thomas Fire, one of a number of fires raging through Southern California, is larger in acreage than the city of New York and is currently just 45 percent contained. On resident in the Ventura area,…

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California Breaks Solar Record, Generates Enough Electricity for 6 Million Homes

Solar cells are part of California's solar revolution

On July 12, several large solar plants in the Golden State briefly produced a record 8,030 megawatts of electricity, according to the California Independent System Operator (ISO), the organization that runs most of the state’s power grid.

That is nearly twice the amount of solar energy produced two years ago – and that is only counting the electricity produced at plants. Thousands of rooftop solar panels around the state have the capacity to produce an additional 50 percent of that record amount.

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10% of Cal State students are homeless, study finds

tent where homeless might sleep

Many students and faculty members, she said, were unaware that the definition of homelessness extended beyond living on the street. Some students who couch surfed or lived in their cars, for example, did not consider themselves homeless.

Initial findings indicated that an estimated 8 percent to 12 percent of Cal State’s students are homeless, and 21 percent to 24 percent are food insecure, she said.

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Media mistake? Sanders campaign calls out AP for declaring Clinton win

Supporters of Bernie Sanders argue that the timing of the announcement before a crunch primary in California on Tuesday adversely affects their candidate’s chances of winning the state.

Many expressed their anger online that AP’s count included superdelegates, who are not directly elected during the primaries and are not pledged to vote until the Democratic convention that starts on July 25.

Reactions to the AP tweet announcing the winner drew condemnations of the news media as whole and surprise about its timing.

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‘Poverty is often looked at in isolation, but it is an American problem’

Photographer Matt Black discovered that it was possible to drive from California to the east coast without once losing sight of America’s poor
Magnum’s new breed of photographers – in pictures

California Offshore Fracking Gets Fed’s Approval

President Barack Obama’s administration “is once again putting California’s beautiful coast in the oil industry’s crosshairs,” Miyoko Sakashita, the director of the Center for Biological Diversity’s Oceans (CBDO) program, the group that brought the lawsuit, said in a statement. “Our beaches and wildlife face a renewed threat from fracking chemicals and oil spills. New legal action may be the only way to get federal officials to do their jobs and protect our ocean from offshore fracking.”

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Donald Trump says there is no California drought

According to Trump, there is no California drought. It’s apparently part of a conspiracy. To save a fish.
“We’re going to solve your water problem. You have a water problem that is so insane. It is so ridiculous where they’re taking the water and shoving it out to sea,” Trump told thousands of supporters at the campaign event.

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