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State to power plants -- stop sucking in seawater

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Tough new rules imposed by the State Water Board Tuesday would force 19 coastal power plants to begin phasing out their reliance on ocean-water cooling systems — raising the specter of giant towers erected along Interstate 5 to cool the San Onofre nuclear plant.

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on May 05, 2010 at 05:50 AM

Calif. Power Plant Regs Changed To Save Marine Life

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State water regulators in California have ordered coastal power plants to begin phasing out a cooling process that is blamed for killing billions of aquatic organisms every year. "Once-through" cooling is the controversial practice in which power plants suck up vast amounts of water from a nearby ocean or river, and use it to cool their equipment. Environmentalists have been complaining about i...

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on May 05, 2010 at 01:50 AM
California Climate Law Face...

California Climate Law Faces Renewed Threats from Big Oil

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Opponents of California's landmark climate law say they have submitted almost twice the signatures needed to place a ballot measure before voters in November  to suspend AB32 until the state's unemployment rate drops by more than half.

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on May 04, 2010 at 04:50 PM

A teachable moment

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by Terry Tamminen The Cape Wind project just approved for the waters offshore of Massachusetts will pump $1 billion into the local economy and create clean, reliable wind energy for decades.The BP oil rig in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico is spewing millions of gallons of petroleum toward the coastlines of four states, incurring $6 million per day in cleanup costs and estimated to top $3 bill...

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on May 04, 2010 at 02:21 PM

Business Groups Seek To Suspend AB32, California Greenhouse Gas Law

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

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on May 04, 2010 at 10:51 AM
Gulf Tragedy is a Grim Remi...

Gulf Tragedy is a Grim Reminder that California Needs to Fight for Clean Energy

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Flash back 41 years ago to a January morning in 1969 on an offshore oil platform in the Santa Barbara Channel. And back to now - the oil spill that is devastating the Gulf of Mexico is a wake-up call...

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on May 04, 2010 at 09:50 AM

Schwarzenegger drops offshore drilling project

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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday withdrew his support for a plan he championed to allow new offshore oil drilling off Santa Barbara County, citing the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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on May 04, 2010 at 05:51 AM

Opponents of California global warming law turn in signatures for November measure

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Setting up what is expected to be a multimillion-dollar political battle between oil companies and Silicon Valley tech leaders, opponents of California's landmark global warming law turned in about 800,000 signatures Monday for a November ballot measure to suspend the law.

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on May 04, 2010 at 05:51 AM

Governor rejects smoking ban at beaches, parks

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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill Monday that would have prohibited smoking at nearly all state beaches and parks, saying the law would have been too intrusive and would not have done much to curb litter on California's shoreline.

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on May 04, 2010 at 05:51 AM
Bicycling Month in Santa Ba...

Bicycling Month in Santa Barbara Commences with Cycle Chic Fashion Show (Event)

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Santa Barbara's month-long bicycle celebration, called Cyclemaynia will commence in style with Cycle Chic Fashion Show, this Thursday, May 6. The show will feature bicycles, accessories, and attire appropriate for a bevy of events occurring in the coastal California city, from riding to the farmer's market to attending the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Following the event, attendee...

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on May 04, 2010 at 05:51 AM