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Unmasked: The Oil Industry Campaign to Undermine California's Clean Energy Future

Unmasked: The Oil Industry Campaign to Undermine California's Clean Energy Future

Posted by Merrian Borgeson and Alex Jackson, November 5, 2014

A variety of climate and clean energy measures that are part of California's landmark Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32) are reducing California's oil dependence, transportation costs, and pollution-related health bills. But with the petroleum fuels sector scheduled to begin paying for its portion of climate pollution in January 2015, oil companies have intensified their campaign to undermine the clean energy policies that will reduce their market share. Read more

NRDC's Second Annual Energy Report:
Positive Energy Trends Bode Well for U.S. Security and the Economy

NRDC's Second Annual Energy Report: Positive Energy Trends Bode Well for U.S. Security and the Economy

Posted by Ralph Cavanagh, Sierra Martinez, and Pat Remick, October 16, 2014

The United States is reducing oil dependence, slowing the growth of electricity needs, and making energy services more affordable to all Americans. Oil and energy consumption remain well below levels seen a decade ago, renewable energy is surging, and growth in U.S. electricity sales continues to decline. The most important single contributor to these positive trends is energy efficiency, the nation's largest and most inexpensive resource. Read more

Drilling in California: Who's at risk?

Drilling in California: Who's at risk?

Posted by Tanja Srebotnjak and Miriam Rotkin-Ellman, October 23, 2014

As new drilling and stimulation techniques, including hydraulic fracturing ("fracking"), are heralded as the key to unlocking a new oil boom in California, there is mounting evidence that these technologies, and the expansion of oil and gas development that they enable, threaten public health. As California contemplates the safety of these technologies and necessary protections, it is important to identify the populations at risk. Read more

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