Why tougher fire safety rules for utility companies took 10 years – San Francisco Chronicle

For 10 days in October of 2007, wildfires riding hot Santa Ana winds swept across Southern California, forcing nearly 1 million people to flee and killing 10. When the ashes cooled, investigators found that many of the blazes had been caused by electrical lines swaying or falling in the wind. So state regulators resolved to […]
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California releases long-awaited cannabis regulations, will allow huge farms – SFGate

There will be no cannabis cappuccinos or drone deliveries in California under the new pot rules state officials released Thursday that regulate everything from who can legally sell and deliver marijuana to how it must be packaged and transported. The rules released by three licensing agencies – the Department of Health, Department of Food and […]
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High-speed rail authority says environmental reviews won’t be completed until 2020 – LA Times

The state’s bullet train authority acknowledged Tuesday evening that it would fail to meet its self-imposed deadline to complete by 2018 the project’s environmental reviews, which determine the exact route that the electrified rail line would take between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Source: High-speed rail authority says environmental reviews won’t be completed until 2020 – LA […]
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L.A., Long Beach ports adopt plan to slash air pollution and go zero-emissions – LA Times

The nation’s largest port complex will cut health-damaging and planet-warming air pollution by phasing out diesel trucks and equipment in favor of natural gas, then zero-emissions technology. Source: L.A., Long Beach ports adopt plan to slash air pollution and go zero-emissions – LA Times
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