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Category: Green News

Exide Ordered to Pay for Clean Up

Battery recycler will pay millions to address contamination.
categories BusinessCity AffairsGreen NewsHealth

Latina Environmentalist Takes Fracking Fight to 'Epicenter' of California Oil Industry

Rosanna Esparza is a community organizer for Clean Water Action in Kern County, which ranks first in California for oil production and second for agriculture.
categories BusinessGreen NewsNeighborhoodsPolitics

GOP Election Rout Delivers Blow to U.S. Leadership Role on Climate Change

The deck in Congress is stacked in favor of fossil fuels, throwing Obama’s climate agenda in doubt during his lame-duck years.
categories Green NewsPolitics

Once Hated Water Project Now Being Praised

A regional water pipeline project that years ago angered officials in some cities for “raising water rates” is now being hailed as a vital resource during the worst drought ever recorded in California history.
categories City AffairsGreen News

Poll Shows Statewide Ban on Plastic Grocery Bags Has Wide Support

Sixty percent of the voters who participated in the survey said that they support the ban, signed recently by Gov. Jerry Brown, which applies to single-use plastic sacks at grocery stores and pharmacies, starting July 1, 2015, and will expand to convenience and liquor stores a year later.
categories BusinessGreen NewsPolitics

California’s Prop 1 Gives East Valley Families Hope for Clean Water

Residents of eastern Coachella Valley say Prop 1 will alleviate years of struggling with a lack of access to clean and reliable drinking water.
categories Green NewsHealthNeighborhoodsPolitics

Commerce Called ‘Clean Air Hero’

A City of Commerce initiative to encourage economic vitality without risking public health and damaging air quality was recognized by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) at the agency’s 26th Annual Clean Air Awards on Oct. 3.
categories City AffairsGreen NewsNeighborhoods

Bell Gardens Does Away With Blue Recycling Bins

Residents traded in their blue recycling bins last week for an extra black trash bin, turning the job of sorting recyclables over to the city’s trash hauler, Athens Services.
categories Green NewsNeighborhoods

Commerce Wholesaler ‘Charges’ Up

The largest retailer-owned wholesale grocery cooperative in the western United States, Commerce-based Unified Grocers, unveiled 12 new electric car-recharging stations on Monday.
categories BusinessGreen NewsNeighborhoods

Governor Urged to Sign Exide-Related Bills

Elected officials, activists blame DTSC for failing to protect community.
categories BusinessGreen NewsPoliticsPublic Safety
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