Hikers Find Mystery Skeleton on Remote Mountain in California

ETHad they not gotten off track, a pair of hikers on Mount Williamson, California’s second-highest peak, would have missed it.In a remote area about three hours from the mountain’s summit, a bleached skull peeked out from beneath gray boulders. Read more »

E.P.A. Bypassed Its West Coast Team as a Feud With California Escalated

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California Makes H.I.V.-Prevention Drugs Available Without a Prescription

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A ‘Chilling Message’: Trump Critics See a Deeper Agenda in California Feud

The fight over California’s fuel-economy standards fits into that last category, but legal experts said the Trump administration’s actions are new.“It looks like a search-and-destroy, and it sends a chilling message to other states,” said Barry Rabe, a professor of public policy at the University of Michigan. Read more »

E.P.A. Accuses California of ‘Significant’ Air and Water Problems

Accuses California of ‘Significant’ Air and Water ProblemsImageThe Trump administration has said it will withhold federal highway funds from California if it does not address a long list of health and environmental issues.01 MB

It is the latest in a series of aggressive actions that the Trump administration has taken against California since the state surprised the E.
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Trump Administration Threatens to Cut U.S. Highway Funds From California

Highway Funds From CaliforniaSaying California has the worst air quality in the country, the E.ImageAndrew Wheeler, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, warned that Washington might withhold federal highway funds from California. Read more »

California Sues the Trump Administration in Its Escalating War Over Auto Emissions

ETWASHINGTON — California and 23 other states on Friday filed suit against the Trump administration’s unprecedented legal reversal of the state’s authority to set its own rules on climate-warming tailpipe emissions.”The two top Trump administration officials overseeing the move proudly defended it at a Thursday morning news conference at the Washington headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency. Read more »

Trump Defends Plan to Kill California’s Auto-Emissions Authority

ETWASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday posted on Twitter an aggressive defense of his unprecedented move to abolish California’s legal authority to set its own standards on climate-warming automobile emissions.That outcome could split the United States auto market, with some states adhering to stricter pollution standards than others. Read more »

Trump to Revoke California’s Authority to Set Stricter Auto Emissions Rules

17, 2019WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is expected on Wednesday to formally revoke California’s authority to set auto emissions rules that are stricter than federal standards, taking a major step forward in its wide-ranging attack on government efforts to fight climate change.If it was rejected by the Supreme Court, it would allow states to set separate tailpipe pollution standards from those set by the federal government. Read more »

White House Prepares to Revoke California’s Right to Set Tougher Pollution Rules

WASHINGTON — President Trump is strongly considering a plan to revoke California’s legal authority to set state tailpipe pollution standards that are stricter than federal regulations, according to three people familiar with the matter.The law granted California a waiver to set stricter rules of its own because the state already had clear air legislation in place. Read more »

What’s Killing California’s Sea Otters? House Cats.

A feline parasite is directly responsible for the death of 3 percent of California’s wild sea otters.“This is the ultimate proof that strains that are killing sea otters are coming from domestic cats,” said Dr. Read more »

Jessica Biel Opposes California’s Vaccine Bill. Here’s What It Would Do.

|Jessica Biel Opposes California’s Vaccine Bill.Lobbying by celebrity opponents has drawn national attention to a measure that would make medical exemptions to vaccination harder to get. Read more »