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Officials sign pact to tear down Klamath River hydroelectric dams

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Endangered salmon blocked for nearly a century from hundreds of miles of the Klamath River in Oregon and California are expected to return en masse under unusual agreements signed Wednesday to tear down four hydroelectric dams. U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, who signed agreements with the governors of both states, said the plan would bring about ...

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Sister of California governor on board of firm in gas leak

SAN FRANCISCO— The sister of California Gov. Jerry Brown is a paid board member of the energy company involved in a massive weeks-long natural-gas leak in Southern California. The New York-based Public Accountability Initiative watchdog group contended Friday that Kathleen L. Brown’s $188,380-a-year position with Sempra Energy represents a conflict for the governor as the state responds to the gas ...

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California’s top oil regulator quits after controversies

SAN FRANCISCO — California’s chief oil regulator announced his resignation after 17 months as head of the embattled agency, including a criticized episode in which he directed state workers to investigate the oil and gas potential of Gov. Jerry Brown’s family ranch. Steve Bohlen, the state’s oil and gas supervisor, is leaving the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources ...

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California governor in Paris to push pact to curb emissions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Jerry Brown is heading to the U.N. Climate Change conference, which opens Monday, where he will promote the state’s efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions and urge other states and provinces to sign on to his climate pact. So far, 57 jurisdictions from 19 countries have added their signatures to a memorandum promising to reduce ...

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California’s first ocean wind farm in the works

MORRO BAY — This sleepy coastal town of 10,000 people along California’s Central Coast is known for its fishing fleet, nearby Hearst Castle and Morro Rock, a craggy 581-foot-tall monolith that dominates the views to the ocean. But a few years from now, Morro Bay may be known for something else: a huge offshore wind farm. In a venture that ...

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Editorial: Time to consider a tax on carbon

For all the disarray of the GOP leadership in Washington, one recent partisan breakthrough should not be overlooked. Last month, 10 House Republicans broke ranks and came together on a resolution acknowledging that climate change is real and calling on Congress to work toward solutions. The timing couldn’t have been better. It came just weeks before the arrival of Pope ...

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California governor to sign aggressive climate change bill

LOS ANGELES — California is doubling down in its fight against global warming. Gov. Jerry Brown is expected on Wednesday to sign an ambitious climate change measure to increase California’s renewable electricity use to 50 percent and double energy efficiency in existing buildings by 2030. “We have the technological means and now we have the legal mandate to reduce carbon ...

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