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Texas Oil Companies Oppose California Climate Change Law

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The companies are bankrolling a petition drive to suspend the law in a move that may prove a bellwether for national efforts.

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on Apr 07, 2010 at 11:20 PM

Condor egg successfully hatches in California (AP)

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AP - For the first time in more than a century, a California condor chick successfully hatched inside a federal park that once was a domain of the endangered species.

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on Apr 07, 2010 at 05:20 PM

California Condor Chick Hatches: Baby Bird Is First In More Than 100 Years Born In Pinnacles National Monument

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PINNACLES NATIONAL MONUMENT, Calif. — For the first time in more than a century, a California condor chick has hatched inside the federal park that...

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on Apr 07, 2010 at 03:20 PM

A lesson from California’s bad ballot measure

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by Eric de Place California’s nascent cap-and-trade program appears to be threatened by a ballot measure that is both substantively idiotic and yet diabolically clever. Basically, the measure would suspend implementation until California’s unemployment rate declines to below 5.5 percent. Financial backing comes from oil companies and other big polluters. Shocking, I know.Anyway, it’s a st...

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on Apr 07, 2010 at 02:22 PM

New plan for California offshore oil announced (AP)

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AP - An agreement announced Wednesday will allow a Texas oil company to expand drilling off the coast of California's scenic Santa Barbara County.

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on Apr 07, 2010 at 12:20 PM
Santa Cruz Island Blad Eagl...

Santa Cruz Island Blad Eagles Proud Parents of New Hatchlings, Web Cam Shows Happy Family

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Photo by Alan VernonTwo bald eagles on Santa Cruz Island in the Channel Islands off California's coast are the proud parents of two new hatchlings. In 2006, the parents, K-10 and K-26, were the very first bald eagles to successfully reproduce on the Channel Islands in nearly 50 years. And there's a new brood to watch over, with hopes that the chicks will help keep up the Read the full story on ...

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on Apr 07, 2010 at 07:20 AM

California greenhouse gas law still has majority support, Field Poll finds

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The state's controversial global warming law still has the support of a majority of Californians despite growing doubts about its potential impact on the economy, according to a Field Poll released Tuesday.

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on Apr 07, 2010 at 04:50 AM

California greenhouse gas law still has majority support, Field Poll finds

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The state's controversial global warming law still has the support of a majority of Californians despite growing doubts about its potential impact on the economy, according to a Field Poll released Tuesday.The poll shows 58 percent of registered voters support Assembly Bill 32, which will require significant reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions. The poll was commissioned by Next 10, a San Fra...

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on Apr 07, 2010 at 12:20 AM

Oregon Zoo's first California condor chick of the season hatches -- in Boise

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Those breeding endangered California condors move eggs instead of adult birds, an effort to keep stress to a minimum.

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on Apr 06, 2010 at 04:21 PM

Climate law supporters to boycott Valero

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The Texas oil company Valero is emerging as the out-of-state dark horse backer of the ballot measure to suspend California's groundbreaking climate law, AB 32, much as the Mormon Church did with Prop 8.When last TGL covered the battle over AB 32, word had just broken that much of the repeal...

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on Apr 06, 2010 at 07:51 AM