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2011-07-14 18:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Supreme Court today issued a ruling that impacts not only plastic bag bans throughout the state but has far-reaching ramifications for the circumstances under which public agencies must prepare environmental impact reports under the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA").

2011-06-01 10:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A diverse group of California CEOs and business leaders from around the state sent a letter to Governor Jerry Brown today, urging him to remain committed to fully implementing AB 32. "We reject the calls from some environmental organizations for the wholesale revision of the AB 32 cap and trade system.

2011-05-11 06:34:00

LOS ANGELES, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study from the American Lung Association in California pinpoints the benefits in lives and dollars saved by adopting tough vehicle emission and technology standards, which the California Air Resources Board is now drafting, working closely with the feds to set a stringent national standard. According to the new report, The Road to Clean Air, California could avoid at least $7.2 billion per year in health and other societal costs and reduce all...

2011-04-26 21:35:00

SIMI HILLS, Calif., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) issued the following statement in response to today's ruling by Federal District Court in the Central District of California, overturning California Senate Bill 990 (SB 990), a state law governing the cleanup of Santa Susana Field Laboratory, a former federal government rocket engine and energy testing facility in southern California: "We are pleased that Federal District Court agreed that the cleanup of Santa...

2011-01-28 15:41:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Superior Court judge has awarded the California Coastal Commission over $3.9 million in fines and penalties for Coastal Act violations in the Santa Monica Mountains.

2010-12-20 21:30:00

Visalia City Council Questioned on Tax Increases, Warned of Environmental and Public Health Threats from New Facility and Urged to Conduct Full Environmental Study VISALIA, Calif., Dec.

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2010-12-18 07:38:31

California has approved an extensive carbon-trading plan aimed at cutting greenhouse emissions.

2010-12-16 16:40:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Coastal Commission today took final action to permanently protect 75 acres of undeveloped land in the southern section of the City of Laguna Beach, known as the Hobo Aliso Ridge.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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