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California global warming law may lead to job losses, report says

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The state's nonpartisan legislative analyst's office says the losses could occur in the short term. State Sen. David Cogdill uses the report to criticize climate regulation.Debate over the economic effects of California's first-in-the-nation global warming law flared this week, with a report saying short-term job losses can be expected.

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on Mar 10, 2010 at 12:20 AM

Business Highlights (AP)

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AP - Feds to probe cause of runaway Prius in California

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on Mar 09, 2010 at 03:50 PM
Feds to probe cause of runa...

Feds to probe cause of runaway Prius in California (AP)

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AP - A Toyota Prius that sped out of control on a California freeway was towed to a dealership Tuesday while federal and company inspectors converged on the car to determine whether a stuck gas pedal was to blame.

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on Mar 09, 2010 at 12:50 PM
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US begins probe of runaway Prius in California (AFP)

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AFP - US safety investigators have begun to probe the case of a runaway Toyota Prius in California, sources said Tuesday, in an incident threatening to undermine the Japanese automaker's effort to repair its battered image.

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on Mar 09, 2010 at 12:21 PM
California Restores Its Ene...

California Restores Its Energy Efficiency Leadership

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A new report released by NRDC today describes how California restored its energy efficiency leadership by enacting smart policies over the last decade.  These energy efficiency programs provide enormous economic and environmental benefits to the state.  We released the report at the...

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on Mar 09, 2010 at 08:50 AM

Legislative analyst -- California greenhouse gas law could cost some jobs

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The Legislature's nonpartisan analyst says California's landmark greenhouse gas reduction law could cost jobs in the near term, while its long-term impact is uncertain

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on Mar 09, 2010 at 05:20 AM

5-term Sierra Club chief, Edgar Wayburn, dies

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"He has saved more of our wilderness than any other person alive," President Bill Clinton said in 1999 when he awarded Dr. Wayburn the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.

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on Mar 09, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Wal-Mart settles two environmental lawsuits over planned Perris and Yucca Valley stores

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. settled two lawsuits over the environmental impact of two proposed stores in California, the Center for Biological Diversity announced Monday. Environmentalists had claimed that the Supercenters did not meet greenhouse-gas emission requirements set by the California Environmental Quality Act.

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on Mar 09, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Legislative analyst: California greenhouse gas law could cost some jobs

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The Legislature's nonpartisan analyst says California's landmark greenhouse gas reduction law could cost jobs in the near term, while its long-term impact is uncertain.But, Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor concluded in a letter released Monday, the overall impact of the law on the state's gargantuan economy "will probably be modest."The law, known as AB 32, would require the state by 2020 to redu...

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on Mar 09, 2010 at 12:20 AM
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Toyota Prius in California runaway road drama (AFP)

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AFP - A Toyota Prius accelerated out of control on a busy California freeway on Monday before police intervened to bring the vehicle to a standstill, police said.

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on Mar 08, 2010 at 08:50 PM