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California utility, under scrutiny over massive wildfire, falsified pipeline safety records for years: regulators

California utility, under scrutiny over massive wildfire, falsified pipeline safety records for years: regulators

By Paulina Dedaj | Fox News One of California’s largest utilities company was accused Friday of falsifying safety documents for the state’s natural gas pipelines for years, even after it was blamed for a 2010 pipeline explosion that killed eight people. An investigation by the California Public Utilities Commission found that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. had […]

Extreme wildfires caused by extreme stupidity, not global warming

Extreme wildfires caused by extreme stupidity, not global warming

  By Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris In the push for strong action at this year’s United Nations climate change conference in Katowice, Poland, a common refrain is that rising carbon dioxide levels (CO2) will supposedly result in global warming that will increase the incidence of disastrous wildfires. “The longer we wait, the more our […]

California Burning – How the Greens Turned the Golden State Brown

California Burning – How the Greens Turned the Golden State Brown

. . . . By Edward Ring In October 2016, in a coordinated act of terrorism that received fleeting attention from the press, environmentalist activists broke into remote flow stations and turned off the valves on pipelines carrying crude oil from Canada into the United States. Working simultaneously in Washington, Montana, Minnesota, and North Dakota, the eco-terrorists […]

California fire crews drink water pulled from thin air

California fire crews drink water pulled from thin air

    By Abigail Klein Leichman           An emergency response vehicle (ERV) carrying an innovative Israeli machine that pulls pure drinking water directly out of ambient air is on its way to California, to provide hydration to police and firefighters dealing with the aftermath of two massive wildfires that have taken at least 87 lives and […]

Fall 2018 California Wildfires Helping Handbook: A Resource for Individuals, Families, and Small Businesses

Fall 2018 California Wildfires Helping Handbook: A Resource for Individuals, Families, and Small Businesses

Devastating wildfires covering more than 400 square miles in northern and southern California over the past two weeks have left scores of people dead, hundreds missing and thousands displaced. Authorities announced that the fires are fully contained—including Camp Fire, the most deadly and destructive fire in the state’s history—but in the immediate aftermath, survivors are […]

To Reduce Wildfire Dangers, Focus on What Matters

To Reduce Wildfire Dangers, Focus on What Matters

    by Marc Joffe Political leaders and pundits have been quick to link this month’s horrific wildfires to climate change, leading to the conclusion that California should continue and even double down on its carbon reduction policies. But the evidence suggests that these policies will make little difference in the frequency and severity of these […]

Death Toll From California’s Deadliest Fire Ever Hits 87

Death Toll From California’s Deadliest Fire Ever Hits 87

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter California’s deadliest fire in state history has killed at least 87 people and destroyed nearly 14,000 homes, The Sacramento Bee reports. The Camp Fire has covered around 153,000 acres, or 239 square miles, since igniting Nov. 8. Firefighters have nearly contained the blaze and believe the fire will be under control or put out […]

Ryan Zinke Lashes Out at Critics of Trump’s Plan to Mitigate Wildfires

Ryan Zinke Lashes Out at Critics of Trump’s Plan to Mitigate Wildfires

 By CHRIS WHITE, Energy Reporter   Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke accused critics of the Trump administration’s position on forest management of being unscientific in their approach to mitigating future California wildfires. “People who claim forest management means clearcutting or largescale logging are either lying or just don’t know what they’re talking about,” Zinke wrote in […]

Blaming California Wildfires on Global Warming ‘Has Little Grounding in Fact,’ Scientist Says

Blaming California Wildfires on Global Warming ‘Has Little Grounding in Fact,’ Scientist Says

By MICHAEL BASTASCH | Energy Editor California wildfires have little to do with man-made global warming, says climate scientist Cliff Mass. Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown said the wildfires are being made worse by rising temperatures, but Mass disagrees. “[I]t has little impact [on] the Camp Fire and many of the coastal California fires of the […]

Pope Francis Offers ‘Special Prayer’ for California Wildfire Victims

Pope Francis Offers ‘Special Prayer’ for California Wildfire Victims

Joshua Gill | Religion Reporter . Pope Francis on Sunday offered a “special prayer” for the victims of the California wildfires, one of which has proven to be the deadliest in California history. Francis said the prayer for both victims of the wildfires and of the freeze of the East Coast during his Sunday address […]