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2014-03-24 16:21:30

Renewable Funding will run program providing low-cost, 20-year financing in 17 Counties and 167 Cities this summer OAKLAND, Calif., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the decision to launch the nation's largest Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, California homeowners will soon be able to more easily save money by reducing their energy and water use through an innovative public-private financing partnership. Operated under the auspices of the California...

2010-10-19 11:48:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- JunkScience.com has learned that California Treasurer Bill Lockyer is retaliating against two Texas-based refiners that are supporting Proposition 23, the California ballot initiative to rollback the state's global warming law until unemployment (now at 12.4 percent) recedes to 5.5 percent. According to Climatewire, "State Treasurer Bill Lockyer, a former attorney general, urged the state's largest public employee investment funds to divest...

2010-10-18 13:11:00

Consumer Group Calls On Pension Funds to Divest From Prop 23 Backers Tesoro, Valero SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer advocates revealed an investor slide presentation by Texas-based oil company Tesoro explaining that oil refiners keep gasoline supplies especially tight on the West Coast to keep profits high through higher pump prices. The slides were included in a letter from Consumer Watchdog to California's large public pension funds, known as CalPERS...

2009-01-09 12:39:00

Consumer Group Calls on Sen. Boxer, California Officials To Investigate at Facility Shell Previously Tried to Shut Down, Warns Gas Prices Could Spike SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog called for an investigation of a possible attempt by Shell Oil to shut down a Bakersfield refinery that is crucial to California's supply of diesel and gasoline, in a letter to Senator Barbara Boxer, California Attorney General Jerry Brown and Treasurer Bill Lockyer....

2008-10-04 21:00:15

By Chris Amico SAN LEANDRO -- Advocates of a new "green" economy -- based on environmentally friendly technologies and practices -- launched a nationwide campaign here Saturday, calling for America to invest $500 billion in the creation of "green-collar" jobs over the next 10 years. Members of the Apollo Alliance aim to bring together environmental, business, labor and community leaders to push for job training, new infrastructure and cleaner forms of energy. The group likens its plan...

2008-09-17 21:00:23

California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer, California Secretary of Labor Victoria Bradshaw, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and Tesla Motors Inc. President and CEO Ze'ev Drori announced today that the nation's leading electric car company will locate its headquarters, manufacturing, and research and development campus in San Jose. Construction of the proposed $250 million facility on an 89-acre site, located at Zanker Road and Highway 237 near the San Jose Water Pollution Control Plant in North San...

2006-06-19 14:33:32

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California and 15 other states on Monday challenged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's plan to set up a "cap-and-trade" system to reduce toxic mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants. California Attorney General Bill Lockyer said the EPA requirements to cut emissions "fail to protect women and children from a toxic substance that can cause birth defects and learning disabilities." The states and five environmental groups had asked the EPA to...

2006-06-09 18:40:00

SAN FRANCISCO -- A U.S. appeals court handed a legal victory on Friday to medical groups working on behalf of health-care providers who refuse to offer abortion services. The decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals allows private groups of health care providers to partner with the U.S. federal government to defend the federal Weldon Amendment from a lawsuit brought against it by California Attorney General Bill Lockyer. The Weldon Amendment, which Lockyer says...

2006-03-14 17:10:00

SAN FRANCISCO -- The state of California filed a $10 million lawsuit on Tuesday against an online firm that offers private cell phone numbers for sale. Data Trace USA, which is based in Florida, advertises a same-day ability to find cell phone numbers for $79.95. They require the cell phone holder's Social Security number, address and name. The suit, filed in San Diego County Superior Court, alleges the company unlawfully obtains the numbers by misrepresenting their intentions to phone...

2006-02-21 22:48:45

By Carolyn Abate SAN QUENTIN, California (Reuters) - California officials postponed indefinitely the execution of convicted killer Michael Morales on Tuesday after notifying a federal court they could not comply with a court order that medical professionals assist in carrying out his death sentence. San Quentin State Prison spokesman Lt. Vernell Crittendon said prison officials, who had delayed the execution earlier in the day, could not find a licensed medical professional willing...


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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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