Concerns arose before Hurricane Florence made landfall about the piles of toxic waste from coal-burning power plants in the storm's path.
Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation on Monday setting a goal of 100 percent renewable energy for the state by 2045.
David Vela's nomination comes as criticism has mounted over the Trump administration's failure to appoint permanent leaders for land management agencies housed under the Department of the Interior.
New legislation would require all publicly held companies based in California to have at least one woman on their boards starting next year.
The proposed policies could go into effect without requiring a vote from Congress.
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District Judge Robert S. Lasnik ruled in favor of Washington, D.C., and 19 states that had filed a lawsuit against Defense Distributed.
The news followed a public outcry this week over Verizon's throttling of data for fire crews battling Northern California's Mendocino Complex Fire.
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals blocked a 2016 law banning the procedure, which is the most common method of second-trimester abortion.
Legal experts weigh in on what these revelations might mean for Trump.
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke didn't see the Bureau of Land Management's draft plan beforehand; he only learned the details when he read about them in the news.
But to those awaiting the outcome of legal challenges to the president's reductions, the planning seems premature.
Twenty-six other states have already sued the company.
The proposed reversal has raised alarm bells with environmentalists.
A judge says the administration doesn't have to turn over legal documents for which an environmental law firm had sued.
A selection of recent Pacific Standard stories on wildfires and their consequences.
A new study sheds light on the relationship between above-average temperatures and rising suicide rates.
Documents accidentally shared by the Department of the Interior reveal the prioritization of energy, ranching, and logging in the monuments review.
This move will bring up questions about the waiver that currently allows California to set its own, stricter emissions standards.
Plaintiffs say that so-called glider trucks are putting Americans' lives directly at risk.
The letter comes one week after the EPA announced that it would not enforce a 2016 regulation that limits the manufacture of diesel freight trucks refurbished with older engines.
Immigration officials provided a litany of reasons as to why the remaining 46 children were ineligible for reunification.
The Trump administration said on Tuesday that it will release reunited migrant families with ankle bracelet monitoring, backing off from efforts to detain them indefinitely.
The Tuesday deadline was imposed last month by a federal judge.
A wildfire expert explains the fire's erratic behavior—and why we should be worried.
A federal judge ordered HHS last week to begin reuniting families by July 10th.
A brief rundown of the scandals that dogged the EPA administrator in the months leading up to his resignation.
The announcement follows last week's ruling, which ordered the Trump administration to reunite families by July 26th.
The lawsuit names 21 defendants, including ExxonMobil, BP, and Shell.
In a letter, California elected officials praised Governor Jerry Brown's leadership on climate change, but asked for bolder action on oil and gas.
The recovery plan includes $1.1 billion in aid for home reconstruction, and $1.1 billion each for the City of Houston and Harris County.