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Trump Judges Signal Resurgence of Limited Government Over Runaway Federal Government

Two Trump-appointed minority judges in their forties—Amul Thapar and James Ho—are joining Trump Supreme Court justices in questioning two major legal doctrines that give vast powers to federal agencies, possibly heralding that President Donald Trump could build a judicial majority that scales back the administrative state.   

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California Cities Sue Oil Companies over Climate Change

City attorneys in San Francisco and Oakland, California, sued five oil companies in two coordinated lawsuits on Tuesday, arguing that the courts should hold these companies responsible for climate change, and force them to financially compensate the cities for harm the plaintiffs claim those companies are causing to the planet’s environment.

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Burnt Ramen: Richmond Artists Protest Evictions

Over 100 supporters of Richmond’s legendary underground punk venue Burnt Ramen attended a City Council meeting on Tuesday night and protested outside against the closure of their “safe space,” in what they described as a “witch hunt” by authorities following a deadly fire on Dec. 2 that claimed 36 lives in an Oakland warehouse just 12 miles away.

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Jerry Brown Criticized for Big Oil Donors

Pay-for-play accusations are being levied against longtime California governor Jerry Brown in a new report from Consumer Watchdog that details $9.8 million paid in contributions to Brown’s political and other initiatives, many of which occurred in close succession with policy moves favorable to the 26 energy companies that donated.

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Chevron Chief: Climate Change Regulations Not ‘Moral’

Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) stands apart from other major oil companies as pressure continues to be ratcheted by prosecutors and activist investors alike to force climate reforms — arguing that other companies’ cowering can lead to new market gains. The oil producer’s CEO also pushed back against claims that environmental activists have a “moral” cause.

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Chevron Bets Big on West Texas to Triple Oil Production

Despite a soft, global oil market, Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) recently announced an aggressive plan to shift resources to West Texas and eastern New Mexico from other regions in a bid to triple daily crude output by 2020. The increased exploration activities improve chances for active rig counts to increase in the years ahead.

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Gas Below $2 in California

In the Bay Area, gas prices have dropped under $2 a gallon–a low price not seen in years.

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Chevron Survives Oil Crash, but Will Cut 10% of Jobs

Chevron Corp. reported earnings that were substantially better than expected, but will cut capital spending by 25 percent and employment by over 10 percent if the price of crude oil remains below $50 a barrel.

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Chevron Plans to Cut 7,000 Jobs

Chevron plans to cut up to 7,000 jobs for the next two years due to low oil prices. Capital and exploratory projects will be delayed as well.

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Over One Thousand Gather Where Deputy was Executed

HOUSTON, Texas — One night after Deputy Darren Goforth was executed at a Chevron station in Houston, Texas, over a thousand people gathered at the site to memorialize the man who was apparently murdered simply because he wore a police uniform. There was an outpouring of support for Harris County Sheriff Deputy Goforth, and for law enforcement officers and their families.

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Oil Bust Tanks More Texas Jobs

The continuing weakness in the oil and gas sector has caused the ax to fall on another energy giant. Chevron announced they will lay off 1,500 employees worldwide. Nearly one thousand of those oil bust job losses will come directly from Houston.

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Historic Mexican Offshore Oil Block Auction Falls Flat

The historic offshore oil block auction being conducted by Mexico fell flat as only two of the fourteen offshore oil fields were awarded. Some of the largest oil companies in the world stayed completely away from the auction.