Businesses spent millions lobbying before cap-and-trade vote
Several businesses poised to benefit from California's new cap-and-trade law are lobbying powerhouses that have poured millions of dollars into efforts to influence legislation.
Here's why Republicans broke ranks to back cap and trade
Republicans helped push California's cap-and-trade extension across the finish line, even though it riled their colleagues and conservative groups.
A rich town's choice: Protect its homes or save the beach?
DEL MAR, Calif. — Kim and Marilyn Fletcher stood on the deck of their beachfront home watching waves crash onto the shore. They savored the view from behind a 22-foot-high sea wall, a common sight along this eroding stretch of coast. But that view is changing: The sandy beach in front of homes in this north San Diego County town is shrinking, and the high tide is edging closer.
Calif. facility where record methane leak occurred to reopen
The California site where a record-setting methane leak occurred last year will reopen to natural gas injections, a decision regulators deemed safe while others called it reckless.
Locales sue fossil fuel companies for rising seas
Two California counties and a city yesterday sued 37 oil, natural gas and coal companies and trade groups, saying their actions intensified climate change and exacerbated costly sea-level rise.