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TransCanada Shows How the TPP Will Threaten Climate

TransCanada's lawsuit against the U.S. government -- which utilize a dispute mechanism in NAFTA -- could be a sign of what's to come…
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Record Homelessness Spurs California, NYC and Hawaii to Act

Both Los Angeles and Hawaii recently declared states of emergency because of escalating homelessness in their states. The answers proposed in the two…
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Going Galt At the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

The armed occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, Oregon, are taking too many lessons from John Galt: the fictional…
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Why Do Laws Cater to Big Business When Startups Drive Growth?

With all these one-person or small-team shops opening up, they can’t possibly have an effect on the economy, can they? They can, and…
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California, Feds Reject Volkswagen Recall ‘Fix’

Last week, the California Air Resources Board and the U.S. EPA said "no deal" to Volkswagen's proposal to buy back some of the…
You might have heard that the wealthiest 1 percent of earners have been doing very well.

Income Tax Law Makes Inequality Worse

Corporate law and taxes are dull subjects, and that helps the bad guys get away with it.
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Campbell’s Comes Out in Support of Federal GMO Labeling

Campbell Soup Co. announced that it will now support federal legislation that establishes a standard for GMO labeling. Perhaps even more importantly, Campbell’s…
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CSR Lessons from the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Takeover

The group of heavily armed men that is illegally occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon may be linked to ALEC, the…
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3p Weekend: The Silicon Valley You Won’t See on Postcards

Thanks to the influx of large tech companies, the San Francisco Bay Area has ballooned in both wealth and population over the past…
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TransCanada Files Suit Over Keystone XL: Does It Have Merit?

The Obama administration is to blame for billions of dollars in losses, says TransCanada, which is taking the government to court over its…
This leaking well pad in California's San Fernando Valley is sickening residents of the Porter Ranch community in Los Angeles County. Some reports predict the whole town will have to evacuate.

Fossils Gone Wild: Underground Hazards Link California and Oklahoma

A pattern of willful ignorance links the California methane leak, swarms of earthquakes in Oklahoma and water contamination in Michigan.
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5 Solar Energy Trends for 2016 in the Residential Market

TriplePundit spoke with Vikram Aggarwal, founder and CEO of EnergySage, the so-called "Expedia of solar," about solar energy trends and what to expect…
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EPA Drops the Other Shoe On Those Volkswagen Emissions Violations

The Volkswagen emissions scandal keeps growing, as the company fails to reach a recall agreement with the US EPA and gets slapped with…
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British Columbia’s Carbon Tax is Working

British Columbia, the third most populous province in Canada, enacted a carbon tax in 2008. How successful has the tax been? It decreased…
A back-up on Interstate 10 near San Bernardino, California. Traffic jams like this waste hours of productive time each week.

Smart Growth Can Cure California’s Congestion Crisis

New research shows smart growth can cure California's congestion crisis while creating billions in economic and environmental benefits.