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UPDATE 3-San Jose moves to ban natural gas in new residential buildings

18 Sep 2019

Sept 17 San Jose, the 10th most populous U.S. city and political center of Silicon Valley, on Tuesday moved to ban natural gas in most new residential buildings beginning next year.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-San Jose becomes first big US city to discourage natural gas in buildings

18 Sep 2019

Sept 17 San Jose, the 10th most populous U.S. city and political center of Silicon Valley, adopted new rules on Tuesday aimed at phasing out the use of natural gas in buildings.

U.S. takes major step toward oil drilling in Alaska wildlife refuge

13 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES The Trump administration on Thursday took a major step toward opening Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling, drawing criticism from environmentalists and an effort by Democratic lawmakers to put the pristine wilderness area off limits to development.

The next target in the climate-change debate: your gas stove

09 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES Dozens of cities in liberal-leaning states such as California, Washington, and Massachusetts are studying proposals to ban or limit the use of natural gas in commercial and residential buildings. The movement opens a new front in the fight against climate change that could affect everything from heating systems in skyscrapers to stoves in suburban homes. | Video

Presidential hopeful Harris' climate plan to draw on her experience suing polluters: sources

29 Aug 2019

U.S. presidential hopeful Kamala Harris’ campaign is finalizing a plan to tackle climate change that will center on cracking down on fossil fuel companies and protecting poor neighborhoods from the worst impacts of global warming, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

U.S. offshore oil auction draws $159.4 million in bids for Gulf acreage

21 Aug 2019

NEW YORK A major auction of oil and gas leases in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday received $159.4 million in high bids, government officials said.

U.S. offshore oil auction draws $159.4 mln in bids for Gulf acreage

21 Aug 2019

NEW YORK, Aug 20 A major auction of oil and gas leases in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday received $159.4 million in high bids, government officials said.

Walmart sues Tesla for negligence after repeated solar system fires

21 Aug 2019

Walmart Inc on Tuesday sued Tesla Inc, accusing it of "widespread negligence" that led to repeated fires of its solar systems and asking a court to force Tesla to remove solar panels from more than 240 of its U.S. stores.

Walmart sues Tesla for negligence after repeated solar system fires

21 Aug 2019

Walmart Inc on Tuesday sued Tesla Inc , accusing it of "widespread negligence" that led to repeated fires of its solar systems and asking a court to force Tesla to remove solar panels from more than 240 of its U.S. stores.

Exclusive: First big U.S. offshore wind project hits snag due to fishing-industry concerns

29 Jul 2019

Trump administration infighting is holding up approval of the first major U.S. offshore wind energy project, with agencies sparring over whether the proposal does enough to protect the fishing industry, according to interviews and agency documents.

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