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"I knew that in order to make a policy story work on the airwaves, I would need to find stories... more »
posted 12/19/17
Bay Area refineries are gearing up to receive and process a growing volume of tar sands and heavy... more »
posted 02/23/17

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Not everyone is happy about California's new climate change laws. Local environmental justice groups say the policies do not go far enough to address the issue and believe they actually might hurt local communities.
The Bay Area air district is currently weighing a proposed cap on greenhouse gases and pollutants coming from the five Bay Area refineries. The cap would in effect freeze local refineries at their current levels of production.