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Southern California Gas Company Methane Leak in So. Cal

Los Angeles prosecutors have filed criminal charges against Southern California Gas Company for a continuous massive leak of 128,000 pounds of methane per hour in California’s San Fernando Valley. The 4 misdemeanors accuse the Company of failing to report the release of hazardous materials and discharging air contaminants. The methane leak, which began on October […]

Do Solar Farms Suck Up The Sun?

According to scientists, the Earth intercepts more than 10,000 times the amount of solar energy needed for our present worldwide power consumption. That abundant, renewable, non-polluting power source is increasingly used by the United States and other nations intent on reducing greenhouse gases. Some American towns missed the memo. Woodland, North Carolina’s town council, for […]

Is Bottled Water Really Just Tap Water?

There is a recent furor over admissions by bottled water brands that their relatively expensive product actually comes from tap water, labeled P.W.S. or Public Water Source. Aquafina, the world’s largest brand of bottled water, which is owned by PepsiCo, recently changed its label to include PWS due to the influence of Corporate Accountability International. […]

House Votes to Keep EPA From Assessing Climate Change Costs

According to Citigroup, “business as usual” despite climate change could cost the world an extra $44 trillion by 2060. In August 2015, Citigroup released a report called “Energy Darwinism II: Why a Low Carbon Future Doesn’t Have to Cost the Earth.” The report estimates that worldwide spending on energy will reach $200 trillion in the […]

California’s Greenhouse Gas Cuts

In late April 2015, California’s Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order for the nation’s toughest greenhouse gas emissions standards. The new standards call for cutting gas emission 40% below 1990 levels by 2030. These new standards mirror European Union standards for a 40% reduction by 2030. Even California’s old emissions standards exceeded federal targets […]