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California's new top cop is "on the people's side"

Kamala Harris vows to insure "the law of this state is on the side of the people."

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Environmentalists hail Obama curb on offshore drilling

In a move called "wise and sensible, the Obama administration announced yesterday that it is withdrawing plans for expanding oil drilling in the Gulf and Atlantic Ocean.

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California ballot measures: ecology wins, marijuana loses

Voters returned decidely mixed results from the nine propositions on the Nov. 2 ballot.

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EPA targets dioxin, GOP targets EPA

The Obama administration is proposing tougher standards for highly toxic dioxin, and, naturally, industry groups and Republicans are objecting.

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Where is the “change?”

“Where is the change in the promise of ‘change’?”

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Ariz. tea party candidate: No government regulation of salmonella

In Arizona, Republican candidate Jesse Kelley, for the U.S. House in the 8th District, has come out strongly in favor of salmonella outbreaks. He, like many Republicans denying the obvious need for better enforcement of health and food safety regulations, almost incredibly, espoused what amounts to "E-Coli conservatism" at a campaign rally hosted by the Pima County Tea Party Patriots.

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Obama not waiting for Congress, curbs bus and truck emissions

The new plan will reduce by 20 percent heat-trapping emissions from truck and bus tailpipes.

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"Post-partisan" energy plan: who's going to profit?

The right-wing American Enterprise Institute and two centrist-liberal groups have announced a "post-partisan" clean energy plan - is this for real?

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End of drilling ban spurs controversy

The Obama administration said it is ending its deepwater drilling moratorium, environmentalists say the risks are too high, and the oil industry says the rules are too strict.

 

 

Air pollution and diabetes: Pollution levels too high

A new national study has found that there is a statistical correlation between exposure to air pollution and adult diabetes.

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