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Five questions about natural gas, answered

Five questions about natural gas, answered

By Kennedi Hewitt and Maddie Cindrich  A SoCalGas storage facility sits alongside the Ballona Wetlands in Los Angeles, CA. Photo by Maddie Cindrich. A group of Los Angeles activists are demanding that SoCalGas shut down its natural gas storage facility in Playa Del Rey. They worry about a potential blowout that could harm hundreds in the nearby community. Here’s five quick things to know:  What is natural gas?  Natural gas, primarily composed of methane, is a fossil fuel mostly located deep beneath the Earth’s surface. While it is one of the most commonly found sources of energy on the planet, alongs...

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Controversial policies result in Ohioans paying the price for dirty energy

What has been dubbed by Vox and other news as “the worst energy bill of the 21st century” has put Ohio behind in the transition to renewable energy.
Ohio House Bill 6 is energy legislation that provided bailouts in the form of subsidies to two nuclear power plants and two coal power plants. The bill also reformed energy efficiency standards in the state.

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Five questions about natural gas, answered

A group of Los Angeles activists are demanding that SoCalGas shut down its natural gas storage facility in Playa Del Rey. They worry about a potential blowout that could harm hundreds in the nearby community. Here’s five quick things to know.

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‘The real threat is not taking action’: Experts say renewable energy poses an opportunity, not a threat, to Louisiana

Local economic and environmental experts say it’s time for Louisiana to join the global shift to renewable energy, both to ease coastal erosion and to offset the economic and job losses that now seem inevitable. The state ranks 38th in the country in renewable energy production, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Experts warn that if Louisiana continues to move more slowly than other states, it could lose business and jobs to the others.

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When did climate change become political?

Some topics should be political, but when it comes to climate change and rising global temperatures, it’s remarkable how even basic facts and science continue to be disputed. Renowned environmentalist Bill McKibben speaks to reporter Veronica BP on the topic of when and how climate change became so politicized.

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