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California Energy Officials Urge Less Gas and Electricity Use Tonight

February 6, 2014 | 3:11 pm

California Energy Officials Urge Less Gas and Electricity Use Tonight

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The Flex Alert is in effect until 10 p.m. because of shortages caused by cold snap elsewhere in U.S.

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Activists Protesting Keystone XL Pipeline Arrested in San Francisco

February 6, 2014 | 10:15 am

Activists Protesting Keystone XL Pipeline Arrested in San Francisco

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Police booked 28 demonstrators for blockading an entrance to the Federal Building Wednesday.

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News Pix: The Best Images of 2013

December 27, 2013 | 11:30 am

News Pix: The Best Images of 2013

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Exquisite images of news around the Bay Area in 2013.

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Federal Report on Chevron Fire Recommends Overhaul of Safety Regulations

December 16, 2013 | 5:35 pm

Federal Report on Chevron Fire Recommends Overhaul of Safety Regulations

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The US Chemical Safety Board released its report on the 2012 Chevron fire today, calling for massive overhaul and reform.

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News Pix: It’s Cold! Also, Historic Bookstore Gets Reprieve and Fast-Food Workers Strike

December 6, 2013 | 1:23 pm

News Pix: It’s Cold! Also, Historic Bookstore Gets Reprieve and Fast-Food Workers Strike

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The week’s news in photos from around the Bay Area.

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Court Rejects Challenge to California’s Cap-and-Trade System

November 14, 2013 | 6:16 pm

Court Rejects Challenge to California’s Cap-and-Trade System

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State’s auction of permits to power plants, factories and businesses limits greenhouse gas emissions.

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Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior Docks in San Francisco

November 11, 2013 | 4:33 pm

Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior Docks in San Francisco

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On its West Coast tour, the ship will offer public tours, an art exhibit and a film screening.

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Jerry Brown Lashes Out Against Environmentalists Over Fracking

October 30, 2013 | 5:26 pm

Jerry Brown Lashes Out Against Environmentalists Over Fracking

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On KQED’s “Forum,” the governor said fracking is only one small part of climate change.

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Alice Waters, Fellow Chefs Launch Petition Against Fracking

September 26, 2013 | 1:13 pm

Alice Waters, Fellow Chefs Launch Petition Against Fracking

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The Berkeley chef and dozens of other food experts ask for a California moratorium on fracking.

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Public Utilities Commission Gets Tough on PG&E and Other Natural Gas Companies

September 23, 2013 | 3:53 pm

Public Utilities Commission Gets Tough on PG&E and Other Natural Gas Companies

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Under fire for failing to enforce pipeline safety laws, the PUC issues new guidelines and fines.

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