Beverly Hills School Asks Ninth Circuit to Put Brakes on Metro Subway Project

The Beverly Hills Unified School District on Friday asked the Ninth Circuit to revive its request to block a plan to extend a subway under its high school, arguing that billions of dollars were committed to the project without a proper environmental review.

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Calif. Governor and Former NY Mayor Lead Climate Change Coalition

As the Trump administration abandons progressive climate action in favor of deregulation, California Governor Jerry Brown and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a coalition of U.S. states, cities and businesses committed to driving down greenhouse gas emissions “with or without Washington.”

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Papahanaumokuakea Review Spurs Tension With Conservation Groups, Fisheries

President Donald Trump’s targeting of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in the northwest Hawaiian Islands for national review has revived a lopsided debate between Native Hawaiians, senators, scientists and conservation groups in favor of the monument’s designation, and an activist fishery council mainly concerned with “maximizing longline yields.”

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Unease as Trump Reviews San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

A stunning backdrop to the City of Los Angeles, the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument is one of six under federal review in California. While some stakeholders are confident President Barack Obama’s 346,000-acre designation will escape unscathed, others are not so sure. 

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Vote on First-in-Nation Oil Emissions Caps Stalls

Amidst doubts over the legality of an attempt by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to ram through last-minute changes to a proposal for the nation’s first-ever caps on greenhouse gas emissions from oil refineries, the Air District’s board of directors postponed voting on the proposal.

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