The poor would likely bear the costs of energy transition, but benefit from cleaner air and less warming.
Former officials push strategies on behalf of fossil fuel clients, threatening climate and communities, say critics.
A Los Angeles-area air quality board faces questions over grant spending amid some of the worst pollution in the nation.
Gaps in environmental regulations may leave communities at risk of exposure to the toxic industrial compound.
Fossil fuel companies are pushing for investment in emission-reducing technologies critics say are unproven or even harmful.
The state is in danger of missing its 2030 emission goal, but the oil and gas industry is lobbying against changes.
Critics say the Oakland A’s waterfront development would cost port jobs and increase pollution and traffic.
Two rural communities prepare to wrest more control over protecting their air from pollution.
A new study identifies the state’s worst regulatory agencies responsible for food safety and agriculture, air quality and toxic wastes.
A new state report says increasing automobile traffic is derailing California’s climate goals.
With rates roughly equal to rideshare services like Lyft and Uber, BlueLA appears unlikely to make a significant dent in Angelenos’ travel habits anytime soon.
Based on EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s public statements, clean-air advocates fear that federal fuel-economy standards for automobiles are likely to be lowered.
Professional “wet cleaning,” a process developed in Germany in 1991, relies on special computer-controlled machines and detergents to safely clean delicate garments with water. Can California’s dry cleaners be persuaded to switch from using toxic chemicals to this most eco-friendly of cleaning methods?
Many public health and climate activists insist that cap-and-trade offsets are a poor substitute for actual emissions cuts, and in fact, might be making pollution worse in some communities.
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