Joshua Emerson Smith

San Diego Union Tribune

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Environment and transportation reporter with the San Diego Union Tribune.

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On Thursday, the California Air Resources Board voted 7-4 to approve the so-called Tropical Forest Standard, a blueprint for how to send corporate money into developing nations.

California regulators approve controversial carbon offset plan

On Thursday, the California Air Resources Board voted 7-4 to approve the so-called Tropical Forest Standard, a blueprint for how to send corporate money into developing nations.

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State Senator Josh Newman was recalled over his “yes” vote on raising the state gas tax.

State gas tax turns into political football

State Senator Josh Newman was recalled over his “yes” vote on raising the state gas tax.

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