Climate change warrior Al Gore: ‘Trump has made Paris Climate Agreement stronger’

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Former Vice President Al Gore gave an upbeat speach in London last night, comparing today’s climate movement  to the great movements of the past—such as the abolition of slavery—which encountered fierce, long-lasting resistance along the way to ultimate triumph. He sees Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement as just one bump on the road. By Meteor Blades Gore […] read more

Nevada solar rebirth – as state enacts progressive solar energy policies, Tesla moves in

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Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed a handful of new solar and energy related bills today in Carson City to help the state pivot away from the anti-consumer, anti-solar net metering regulation that forced SolarCity out of the state in late 2015. With this move, the Nevada solar industry is opening up again in a big […] read more

Just for the Halibut: How anglers helped save Cali’s favorite flatfish

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Anglers have experienced excellent fishing this season for the prized California halibut in San Francisco Bay, but few know the hard work by fishing groups that it took over 25 years ago to produce the quality fishery we’re now enjoying. By Dan Bacher What a catch! Halibut anglers continue to land around a fish per […] read more

California’s water-stealing Delta Tunnels could be approved in September

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In 2007, then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger revived a plan that big agriculture loved – to build a peripheral canal or tunnels around or under the Sacramento Delta. Since then, a coalition of fishermen, Tribal leaders, conservationists, environmental justice advocates and Delta residents have been fighting to stop this Delta tunnels plan pushed by corporate agribusiness interests and Southern California water agencies. Now, […] read more

DAPL Pipeline loses to Standing Rock Sioux in court

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Federal judge James Boasberg has twice ruled against petitions brought by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe that sought to block the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL). On June 14, Judge Boasberg ruled in favor of the tribe on a third petition. By Steve Hanley  In a 91-page decision, the judge ruled the Army Corps of Engineers […] read more

Congress is about to deregulate you to death

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Republicans have complained for years about what they called “job killing” regulations. Since they care more about profits than people, they’re about to pass a suite of laws that will change that to the more egalitarian “killing regulations”. By Jeremy Bloom Imagine this scenario: You go to the doctor because you’re in bad shape, and he […] read more

Boom! 10% of US electricity from wind and solar in March

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Doubt that wind and solar can ever provide a big percentage of US electric generation? For the first time ever, US wind and solar electricity generation exceeded 10% of the monthly total in March, according to figures published by the country’s Energy Information Agency this week. by Joshua S Hill  The EIA published a short […] read more

BP energy report says coal is dead

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If Trump does not believe the persistent reports that our world’s energy system is moving towards cleaner alternatives, here is yet more proof the world is going towards renewables and coal is dead – this time from one of the world’s top fossil energy companies. by Adam Johnston  BP’s recently released Statistical Review of World […] read more

California continues global climate alliance – now with Germany

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Just days after California Governor Jerry Brown ended his week-long California-China Climate Mission, the Governor signed and issued a joint statement on climate cooperation between the state and Germany. By Joshua S Hill  Meeting in San Francisco, California Governor Jerry Brown met with German Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, […] read more

Support carbon pricing! …And maybe win a Tesla

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Carbon Pricing is the best option for market-based approach to reducing our emissions to a safe level. Massachusetts could be a model for that – with a little help from you. By Zachary Shahan If you look at all the factors closely, solar energy, wind energy, electric cars, and other clean technologies are already better […] read more

Conservative climate change solutions: More business leaders come out for carbon pricing

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Two former CEOs and the former Chief Risk Officer of Goldman Sachs say that carbon pricing could help achieve comprehensive tax reform that boosts U.S. competitiveness and job growth, according to a statement submitted to the record of the House Ways and Means Committee last night. By Partnership for Responsible Growth  Following President Trump’s announcement […] read more

Energy department pushes distributed solar (even as Trump pushes coal)

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Do they have a hearing problem over there at the US Department of Energy, or are they deliberately trying to get under President Trump’s skin? Every time the President starts talking up coal jobs, Energy Secretary Rick Perry claps back with some really nice things to say about clean tech and renewables. The latest example […] read more

Why is Jerry Brown getting oil wells exemptions from the Safe Drinking Water Act?

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The Trump Adminstration has granted requests from Jerry Brown’s regulators to exempt three aquifers near the Fruitvale, Round Mountain and Tejon oilfields in California’s Kern County from the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. According to Kassie Siegel of the Center for Biological Diversity, approval of these “aquifer exemption” applications by Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “gives oil companies permission […] read more

Virginia Governor: Vote today for Climate Hawk Tom Perriello

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Climate Hawks Vote is excited to announce an endorsement of Tom Perriello to be the next governor of Virginia, running on a platform of clean air, clean water, and clean government. The Democratic primary is today, June 13. By RL Miller Climate Hawks Vote We’re joining Senator Bernie Sanders and endorsing Tom for his bold […] read more

The final fight over climate change is here. Don’t bring a power point to a knife fight.

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It’s become clearer and clearer that liberals and progressives try to win by laying out the facts, and believing their opponents will come around to the obvious truth. And it’s equally clear that on climate change, big oil and big coal intend to win by any means necessary, and the facts (and the future!) be damned. […] read more