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Energy savings funds used against conservation, agency says

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| The state's ratepayer advocates office accuses SoCal Gas of using funds meant to promote energy savings to instead push anti-conservation policies. The company denies this.

MWD to debate its stake in Delta water tunnels project

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The Metropolitan Water District's board must decide whether to invest billions in a massive water project that another water agency has rejected.

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Water project's cost falls to more Californians

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Water districts and households across California could be compelled to help pay for plans to build two giant tunnels to ferry water to cities and farms.

Other states could share oversight of California's power grid

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A plan introduced by a state lawmaker would save as much as $1.5 billion a year and run the system more efficiently, supporters say.

California's middle-class job of the future: Road worker

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The passage of the big gas tax bill means 10 steady years of infrastructure work. For those who want to skip college, there are lots of reasons to put on a hard hat.

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How many jobs would California's infrastructure plan create?

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There's no estimate on how many jobs the bill would create, but a 2011 White House study found every $1 billion in infrastructure spending generates 13,000 jobs.

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California asks: Fix roads by taxing miles instead of gas?

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A pilot program is testing the concept of raising funds for road repairs by taxing people on how far they drive, rather than on how much gas they buy.

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Trump budget: Kill agency investigating Torrance refinery blast

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The Chemical Safety Board investigates accidents and issues recommendations on how they might be prevented in the future. It's been criticized for working too slowly.