Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Monday that commits the state to generating all its retail electricity from renewables, and becoming carbon-neutral by 2045. Some environmentalists applaud the move. But others say he needs to do more for California in particular, and has permitted some 20,000 new oil wells in the state.
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown on his climate efforts
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Gov. Brown to his critics: 'We have the strictest rules on oil drilling anywhere in the U.S.’
California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation on Monday that commits the state to generating all its retail electricity from renewables, and becoming carbon-neutral by...
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'Mean Girls’ in Ghana, and how skin color in Africa determines who’s at the top of the pecking order
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