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PNS Daily News - July 26, 2017 


Here’s a look at some of our stories: 20 hours of Senate legislative debate could mean the end of Obamacare; the Justice Department once again takes aim at sanctuary cities; and a push for equality as landmark legislation marks a milestone.

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Public News Service - CA: Urban Planning/Transportation

Studies show diesel emissions are 90 times higher near the Port of Oakland in West Oakland than the state average. (Chris Jordan-Block/Earthjustice)

OAKLAND, Calif. – Millions of Californians live close to a major port and this week, community leaders in West Oakland filed a federal complaint alleging that the continued pollution in their community of color is a violation of the Civil Rights Act. Margaret Gordon, co-founder of the West O

For generations, electricity for the Central Coast region has been produced by gas-fired plants concentrated in Oxnard, a working-class community with majority populations of color. (Michele W.)

OXNARD, Calif. – Community groups from Oxnard showed up at a California Energy Commission hearing last night to voice their concerns about a proposal to build a fourth gas-fired power plant in their city. Despite its accolades for developing energy-efficient jobs and policies, California's lo

P-39 and one of her cubs, captured in spring 2015 by a National Park Service trail camera. (National Park Service)

LOS ANGELES – The biggest threat to mountain lions in California is traffic. More than 100 of the big cats died this year across the state in collisions with fast-moving cars. The Santa Monica Mountains are the major problem area, with at least two mountain lions killed there in recent weeks

P-45, the male mountain lion suspected of killing several alpacas over the weekend. (National Park Service)

MALIBU, Calif. - The mountain lion known as "P-45" that is roaming the Los Angeles area now is in hunters' sights over the deaths last weekend of at least 10 domestic alpacas. It's just one example of the growing tensions between civilization and nature, prompting new interest in building a wildlife

Phase two of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan is now moving forward, targeting private lands. (Timotale/iStockphoto)

PALM DESERT, Calif. -- Private lands in the southern California desert will have a large role to play in fighting climate change, according to conservation groups. The U.S. Secretary of the Interior signed the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan last week, which covers 11 million acres of fe

The U.S. Water Alliance is launching a public awareness campaign today called

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — More than 500 groups from around the country are launching a national campaign on Thursday called "Imagine a Day Without Water." The campaign was designed to encourage all Americans to consider the importance of the drinking water and wastewater systems in the U.S. - esp

Protesters demonstrate against the proposed Puente Project power plant in Oxnard earlier this year.(Rene Garcia)

OXNARD, Calif. - A proposed new natural-gas power plant in Southern California will face concerted opposition at the Coastal Commission meeting this week. On Friday, members will consider a recommendation by staff that the Puente Project be relocated away from the site chosen by the company, NRG, in

A new study shows California buildings could save $1.3 billion in 2030 on power bills by helping the state comply with the Clean Power Plan. (Office of L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti)

LOS ANGELES — According to a recent study, commercial buildings in California could save $1.3 billion on electric bills by the year 2030 if they implement efficiency measures recommended in President Obama's Clean Power Plan. The report from Georgia Tech's School of Public Policy said power b

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