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The Bay Area's Chevron Oil Refinery in Richmond. Photo by Scott Hess via Flickr

The Bay Area’s Chevron Oil Refinery in Richmond. Photo by Scott Hess via Flickr

Last year’s drop in California emissions came not through drastic pollution reductions from oil refineries nor the state’s lauded cap-and-trade program. It was the rain.

On a nearly two-week swing through Europe, starting at the Vatican and ending at the United Nations climate change conference in Bonn, California's governor offered a bleak appraisal of the…

As the oil industry worked to influence a landmark environmental policy in California this year, it had hired Democratic former legislators to lobby on its behalf.

It should come as no surprise that when the California Legislature recently began the process of divvying up proceeds from the state’s cap-and-trade auctions, a cavalcade of local officials,...

The very reason Arnold Schwarzenegger called GOP Assemblyman Chad Mayes the “future of the Republican party”—his work on climate change—was what ultimately cost Mayes his leadership post.

An irritated chairman of a state Senate Budget subcommittee says he intends to thwart a recent move by the state Air Resources Board that could give California’s biggest polluters a…

The state Air Resources Board approved a paragraph, tucked in a 17-page resolution, that will likely mean benefits worth hundreds of millions of dollars for oil and agriculture.

The underbelly of cap and trade: Letting industries buy carbon credits or offsets, rather than modernize old equipment, means pollution in many poor communities could get worse.

In California, a deep blue state leading the charge to curb climate change, the question for many Republicans isn’t whether global warming is happening—it’s what kind of policies are best…

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