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California State, Federal Leaders Strike Bipartisan Water Deal

Outgoing California Governor Jerry Brown has reached a deal with U.S. House Republican leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to extend the 2016 Water Infrastructure for Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act, which would provide more water to farmers and fund water storage in the state, to 2021.

San Luis Reservoir (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Next Round in Trump vs. California Fight: Water

The next battle between the State of California and the Trump administration — after clashes over the environment, “sanctuary” laws, and the border wall, to name a few — will be over water.

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Obama Judge Halts New Fracking on Federal Land in California

Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald halted a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) plan to open more than 1,500 square miles of federal land in central California to fracking on Tuesday, saying that more study is needed of the effects on groundwater and endangered species.

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Greens Blast Jerry Brown for Rooftop Solar Snub

California Gov. Jerry Brown may be strutting his stuff at the Paris climate change conference, but environmentalists are fuming over the exclusion of rooftop solar panels from the Golden State’s renewable energy plans.

Jerry Brown climate change (Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press)

Dianne Feinstein’s Million-Acre Land Grab Falters

Three months after Breitbart News and others outed Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) backdoor effort to freeze development on over one million acres of California dessert by having President Obama declare the area subject to the Antiquities Act of 1906, her efforts are going down in flames as Congressional Republicans are moving to ban the Antiquities designation.

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Greens ‘Smuggle’ Climate Policy into the Church

Without the evangelical community’s involvement, efforts to build a “broad coalition to pass major climate policies” are “doomed,” according to a report just released from New America.

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CA EV Charging Station Network Imploding

Tesla claims it will sell a half million vehicles a year when its $35,000 Model 3 is introduced in 2017. However, the network of charging stations in California is already imploding with just 160,000 registered electric vehicles on the roads.

EV Station (Dimitar Dilkoff / AFP / Getty)

Extreme Roman Heat Triggers Ban on Horse-Drawn Carriages

A city ordinance banning the use of horses to pull the traditional carriages around Rome went into effect Thursday, in response to a wave of 100+ degree weather that is said to threaten the horses’s lives.

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California State Study Finds No Evidence Fracking Hurts Environment

The final version of the California Council on Science & Technology study required under interim approval of hydraulic fracturing in the Golden State just reported that despite public concerns, there is no “science-based evidence” that fracking hurts the environment.

Photo taken August 21, 2013 shows an oil well near Tioga, North Dakota. AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER

‘Strategic Repeal’ Ends North Texas City’s Fracking Ban

Governor Greg Abbott may have signed the legislation that rendered a highly publicized North Texas city’s fracking ban null and void, but its city council met to vote on a “strategic repeal” of the environmental lobby-backed ordinance that remained on the city’s books, one that is embroiled in lawsuits.

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L.A. Ends Participation in Massive Solar project—to Save 100 Bighorn Sheep

Largely because the migration of bighorn sheep would be affected, the city of Los Angeles has refused to buy electricity from the Soda Mountain Solar Project, a solar plant proposed for the Mojave Desert, even though the plant could help the city reach its goal of obtaining 35% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020.

Bighorn sheep (Jeff Gross / Getty)