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Rodeo refinery fire: Explosion at NuStar refinery storage facility leads to fires, plumes of smoke seen across Bay Area

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An explosion and fire ripped through storage tanks at NuStar refinery storage facility Tuesday, sending flames and smoke billowing into the skies, CBS San Francisco reports. The incident began unfolding at around 2 p.m. in the massive petroleum tank storage farm nestled in the hills of Crockett, according to the...
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E.P.A. Bypassed Its West Coast Team as a Feud With California Escalated

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Cynthia Giles, who served as assistant administrator for the E.P.A.’s enforcement office during the Obama administration, said ordinarily the agency would compile a lengthy history of trying and failing to solve a state’s problems before the E.P.A. administrator would send a letter like Mr. Wheeler’s, which included a veiled threat...
CNBC Business

California governor demands PG&E accountability for mismanaging power shutoffs

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Utility company Pacific Gas and Electric cut off electricity to more than 730,000 homes and workplaces in northern California last week. The move was a bid to reduce wildfire risks posed by extremely windy, dry weather. Source link: Click here for more
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Gavin Newsom: California becomes first state to ban the sale and manufacture of new fur products

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California is now the first state to prohibit the sale and manufacture of new fur products under a bill signed by Governor Gavin Newsom on Saturday. Newsom also signed a new law prohibiting the trophy hunting of bobcats in the state and banning the use of certain wild animals in...
CNBC Business

How a massive Amazon wind farm promises to change a tiny town in rural America

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California’s Tehachapi Pass is already home to one of the largest wind farms in the world, and now Amazon is coming, building a huge wind project in the area. How renewable-energy projects from tech giants are changing life in small-town America. Source link: Click here for more
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Fires in California: High winds spread two deadly and destructive wildfires in Southern California including Saddle Ridge fire

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Port Ranch, California — Meteorologists are expecting a third day of high winds and extreme fire conditions Saturday in Southern California. The winds have already spread two deadly and destructive wildfires — one in the mountains north of Los Angeles and the other 70 miles east of the city.    ...
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California bans private prisons and detention centers

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California is cutting ties with the for-profit detainment sector. Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill Friday that will ban all new contracts and contract renewals with for-profit, private prisons starting January 1.  California is the first state to enact a bill banning prisons of this nature, which also includes civil...
Reuters - Business

One man dies as wind-driven Los Angeles wildfire forces 100,000 to flee

Reuters
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A fierce, wind-driven wildfire swept through foothills and canyons along the northern edge of Los Angeles on Friday, engulfing homes, closing roads and devouring acres of dry brush and chaparral as 100,000 residents were forced to flee. At least one death was attributed to the fire,...
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PG&E turns down San Francisco’s $2.5 billion offer to buy assets

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: A PG&E truck carrying an American Flag drives past PG&E repair trucks in Paradise, California, U.S. November 21, 2018. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage (Reuters) – PG&E Corp rejected a $2.5 billion offer from San Francisco to buy the bankrupt Californian company’s power lines and other infrastructure within the city, calling...
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Abortion law: California becomes first state to require access to abortion medication at public colleges

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California just became the first state in the U.S. to require public colleges to provide abortion medication to students on campus. Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 24 — known as the “College student Right to Access Act” — into law Friday.  Under the new law, all 34 University of...
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Gun law in California signed by governor allows employers, co-workers and teachers to seek gun violence restraining orders

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California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a law that will make the state the first to allow employers, coworkers and teachers to seek gun violence restraining orders against other people. The bill was signed Friday by Newsom but had been vetoed twice by former governor Jerry Brown; both are Democrats. It...
Reuters - Business

Wind-driven Los Angeles wildfire leaves one dead, forces 100,000 to flee

Reuters
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A fierce, wind-driven wildfire swept through foothills and canyons along the northern edge of Los Angeles on Friday, engulfing homes, closing roads and engulfing acre upon acre of dry brush and chaparral as 100,000 residents were forced to flee. At least one death was attributed to...
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Fires in California: Saddleridge wildfire explodes in Southern California, prompting mandatory evacuations amid power outages

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A wildfire exploded overnight in Southern California, burning dozens of homes and prompting mandatory evacuations. High winds driving the flames were expected to last for hours. The fire started Thursday night in Sylmar, northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Fueled by dry conditions and wind gusts of up to 70 mph,...
CNBC Business

Fast-moving wildfire kills at least 1, destroys homes north of Los Angeles

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A fast-moving wildfire fueled by dry Pacific winds engulfed houses, roads and wooded areas near Los Angeles on Friday morning, killing at least one person and forcing some 100,000 residents to flee their homes, officials said. Source link: Click here for more
Reuters - Business

Burning trash sparked wildfire that destroyed dozens of homes in California: fire department

Reuters
(Reuters) – Burning trash dumped by a garbage truck caused a fire that by early Friday had destroyed dozens of homes in California’s Riverside County, fire officials said, as wildfires across the state led to power cuts for hundreds of thousands of people. Authorities ordered hundreds of people in the...
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California governor says broad power shutdown to prevent fires ‘unacceptable’

Reuters
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California Governor Gavin Newsom called a widespread electricity shutdown triggered by a power company to prevent wildfires “unacceptable”, as gale-force winds and dry weather posed a critical fire threat to the north of the state. Pacific Gas and Electric Co (PG&E) has imposed unprecedented shut-offs that...
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Fires in California push south forcing evacuations around Los Angeles amid rolling power outages today – Live updates

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Despite an unprecedented effort to prevent wildfires, at least three of them erupted in Southern California on Thursday fueled by strong winds and dry conditions. At least one of the blazes was forcing evacuations around Los Angeles by early Friday morning. Fifty miles east of Los Angeles, CBS News correspondent...
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California governor calls widespread electricity shutdown to prevent fires ‘unacceptable’

Reuters
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California Governor Gavin Newsom called a widespread electricity shutdown triggered by a power company to prevent wildfires “unacceptable,” saying on Thursday it resulted from years of mismanagement by the utility. Pacific Gas and Electric Co (PG&E) has imposed unprecedented shutoffs that left more than 600,000 homes...
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California fires: Millions without power during planned outages as wildfires threaten state today

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Last Updated Oct 10, 2019 7:14 PM EDT Despite an unprecedented effort to prevent wildfires, at least three of them erupted in Southern California on Thursday afternoon fueled by strong winds and dry conditions.  Fifty miles east of Los Angeles, several homes began burning just as the power company was...

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