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Trump Set To Roll Back Federal Fuel-Economy Requirements

Trump Set To Roll Back Federal Fuel-Economy Requirements

March 7
By Associated Press

The Trump administration is moving to roll back federal fuel-economy requirements that would have forced automakers to increase significantly the efficiency of new cars and trucks, a key part of former President Barack Obama's strategy to combat global warming.

Water Board Says Water Use Down In Soggy California

Water Board Says Water Use Down In Soggy California

March 7
By Associated Press

Officials say Californians are using less water than they have in years, thanks partly to winter rains that are doing the lawn-watering for them.

State Commission Investigating SDG&E For Lobbying Against Community...

State Commission Investigating SDG&E For Lobbying Against Community Energy Program

March 3
By Claire Trageser

The state agency that oversees utilities has confirmed it is investigating San Diego Gas & Electric for potentially violating a state law on lobbying. But the utility argues it is doing no such thing.

Super Bloom Of Wildflowers Days Away In Anza-Borrego Desert

Super Bloom Of Wildflowers Days Away In Anza-Borrego Desert

March 2
By Susan Murphy

The same rains that drenched San Diego this winter are turning the barren desert floor into a carpet of color.

Consumer Advocate Questions Whether Governor Brown Is Really 'Green'

Consumer Advocate Questions Whether Governor Brown Is Really 'Green'

March 3
By Erik Anderson

A consumer advocate argues California's governor is not as environmentally friendly as he might have you believe.

Federal US And Mexico Officials Agree To Investigate Massive Cross-...

Federal US And Mexico Officials Agree To Investigate Massive Cross-Border Sewage Spill

March 2
By Erik Anderson

San Diego leaders called on federal officials Thursday to investigate a massive cross-border sewage spill in Mexico that flowed onto beaches and other parts of southern San Diego County.

San Diego Leaders Push For Federal Investigation On Cross-Border Se...

San Diego Leaders Push For Federal Investigation On Cross-Border Sewage Spill

March 2
By City News Service

San Diego political and environmental leaders are scheduled Thursday to encourage the public to pressure federal officials to investigate a huge sewage spill in Mexico that has fouled beaches and other areas of southern San Diego County.

How Can Private Industry Help With San Diego's Mobility Goals?

How Can Private Industry Help With San Diego's Mobility Goals?

March 2
By Andrew Bowen

City officials acknowledge the need for safer bike lanes and more reliable public transit if San Diego hopes to reach its goal of drastically reducing car dependence. But private companies can also help along the city's mobility goals by subsidizing car-free commuting.

Otay Reservoir Spills Over Its Dam For The First Time Since 2011

Otay Reservoir Spills Over Its Dam For The First Time Since 2011

March 1
By Megan Burks, City News Service

The Lower Otay Reservoir spilled over its dam Tuesday for the first time in six years because of Monday's heavy rainfall.

'Phenomenal' California Snowpack Nears Record Depths

'Phenomenal' California Snowpack Nears Record Depths

March 1
By Associated Press

The Sierra Nevada snowpack is close to setting records notched more than three decades ago — a welcome sight after five years of punishing drought in California, surveyors said Wednesday.