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California to limit use of plastic straws in restaurants

Sep 21, 2018

California to limit use of plastic straws in restaurants

California restaurants will soon stop providing plastic straws unless customers explicitly ask for them under a new law signed on Thursday by the state's environment-friendly governor. Gov. Jerry Brown said he hoped the measure — which goes into effect next year and is the first ...

Sep 11, 2018

California commits to 100% clean electricity by 2045: governor

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed landmark legislation Monday committing his state to a 100 percent clean electricity grid by 2045. "This bill and the executive order put California on a path to meet the goals of Paris and beyond," Brown said at a signing ceremony ...

Pipeline company found guilty in 2015 California oil spill

Sep 8, 2018

Pipeline company found guilty in 2015 California oil spill

A California jury found a pipeline company guilty Friday of nine criminal charges for causing a 2015 oil spill that was the state's worst coastal spill in 25 years, prosecutors said. The Santa Barbara County jury reached its verdict against Plains All American Pipeline of ...

Four missing after boats collide and sink on Colorado River

Sep 3, 2018

Four missing after boats collide and sink on Colorado River

Four people are missing after two boats crashed and sank on the Colorado River, ejecting more than a dozen people who were on board, authorities said Sunday. A recreational boat carrying 10 people and another vessel with six people on board collided head-on Saturday night ...

California lawmakers pass strict 'net neutrality' bill

/ Sep 1, 2018

California lawmakers pass strict 'net neutrality' bill

California lawmakers on Friday sent to the governor for final approval strict "net neutrality" laws that would defy sweeping Federal Communications Commission rules that are seen as a boon for internet providers. The Democratic-controlled Senate voted 27-12 to pass the bill, SB 822, with just ...