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‘Living in Hell’ | Death Count Climbs in California as Wildfires Tear Through State

‘Living in Hell’ | Death Count Climbs in California as Wildfires Tear Through State

 By CHRIS WHITE, Energy Reporter . At least five people have died in the wildfires chewing up tens of thousands of acres of land in Northern California, The Associated Press reported Friday. Investigators found five people dead in cars that were burned by wildfires in Northern California, the report noted. There are fires crisscrossing other parts of […]

‘Over the Line’: Emails Show California Officials Coordinated With Pro-Gas Tax Campaigners

‘Over the Line’: Emails Show California Officials Coordinated With Pro-Gas Tax Campaigners

 By CHRIS WHITE, Energy Reporter Ethics experts dinged California government agency that coordinated with a public relations firm working to defeat the gas tax repeal. Emails show tight coordination between a California agency and interest groups that support the state’s recent gas tax increase.  Memos show California’s transportation agency worked with a public firm to […]

Elon Musk Agrees to Step Down From TESLA as Chairman in SEC Settlement

Elon Musk Agrees to Step Down From TESLA as Chairman in SEC Settlement

 By CHRIS WHITE, Energy Reporter Billionaire tech guru Elon Musk agreed to step down as the chairman of Tesla after the Securities and Exchange Commission sued the electric vehicle company for fraud, according to court documents published Saturday. Musk, who owns roughly 20 percent of the company, also agreed to pay a $20 million fine […]

Gov. Brown is Launching California Into Space — To Fight Global Warming

Gov. Brown is Launching California Into Space — To Fight Global Warming

 By CHRIS WHITE, Energy Reporter California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday night at the end of a climate summit that the Golden State will launch a satellite into space at some point to monitor the scope of man-made global warming. Brown has long had to live down the nickname “Moonbeam” after he pushed in the […]

‘Instanity’ | Gov. Brown Reacts Predictably to Trump’s Move Nixing Clean Power Plan

‘Instanity’ | Gov. Brown Reacts Predictably to Trump’s Move Nixing Clean Power Plan

 By CHRIS WHITE, Energy Reporter California Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown said the Trump administration’s decision to replace an Obama-era rule designed to curb carbon emissions is tantamount to “war against humanity.” “This is a declaration of war against America and all of humanity — it will not stand,” Brown told his Twitter followers Tuesday. “Truth and common […]

Cliven Bundy Vows to Fight DOJ Appeal of Dismissal in Standoff Trial Case

Cliven Bundy Vows to Fight DOJ Appeal of Dismissal in Standoff Trial Case

 By CHRIS WHITE, Energy Reporter The Nevada rancher who led a standoff with the federal government nearly four years ago is vowing to fight the Department of Justice’s move to appeal a judge’s decision to dismiss an indictment against the man. Larry Klayman, legal counsel for Cliven Bundy, issued a statement on behalf of Bundy […]

California Wildfires Are So Big They Are Creating Massive Fire Tornadoes

California Wildfires Are So Big They Are Creating Massive Fire Tornadoes

 By CHRIS WHITE, Energy Reporter A wildfire that led to the evacuation of nearly 40,000 people in Northern California is creating massive fire tornadoes as emergency crews struggle to contain the flames. Skip Murphy of Redding, California, posted a video on social media of a heat vortex, or a fire whirl that occurs when intense rising […]

San Francisco Joins Nationwide Fatwa Against Plastic Straws

San Francisco Joins Nationwide Fatwa Against Plastic Straws

 By CHRIS WHITE, Energy Reporter San Francisco passed an ordinance Tuesday prohibiting local store fronts from selling or distributing plastic straws as more cities jump aboard a nationwide push to ban plastic materials. If the ordinance passes the city’s Board of Supervisors on the second reading, it will then be presented to Democratic Mayor London Breed. The measure would […]

‘Significant Milestone’: Starbucks Joins The Anti-Straw Craze

‘Significant Milestone’: Starbucks Joins The Anti-Straw Craze

 By CHRIS WHITE, Energy Reporter Starbucks plans to stop using plastic straws at all of its stores worldwide within the next two years. The global coffee chain will eliminate all plastic straws by 2020, and will instead cap cold drinks with lids, Starbucks stated in a press statement. Starbucks becomes the most recent company to join a […]

Illegal Immigrant Arrested For Starting A Colorado Fire That Charred 40K Acres

Illegal Immigrant Arrested For Starting A Colorado Fire That Charred 40K Acres

 By CHRIS WHITE, Energy Reporter Colorado authorities arrested an illegal immigrant Saturday for allegedly starting a string of wildfires in the state that have consumed more than 40,000 acres and has not yet been contained. Jesper Joergensen was apprehended after the announcement was made at a community meeting, the Costilla County Sheriff’s Office confirmed. Joergensen is not a […]