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Chevron's Oil Spill Is Its Latest Injustice Foisted on Bay Area Communities

Chevron’s Oil Spill Is Its Latest Injustice Foisted on Bay Area Communities

Photo: Paul Sakuma (AP) As the pandemic drags on, some residents of the Bay Area faced a different kind of health emergency on Tuesday: an oil spill. Around 600 gallons of an oil-and-water mixture spilled from a Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, California into the San Francisco Bay, the company told local health authorities. The …

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DOJ drops lawsuit challenging California's net neutrality law

DOJ drops lawsuit challenging California’s net neutrality law

The U.S. Justice Department (DoJ) dropped its lawsuit against California’s net neutrality law on Monday, reports Reuters, foreshadowing the Biden administration’s approach to internet regulation. Acting Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair Jessica Rosenworcel welcomed the news as a sign that open internet rules would soon be reinstated across the country. “When the FCC, over my …

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California Set to Launch Apple and Google-Powered Contact Tracing App

California Set to Launch Apple and Google-Powered Contact Tracing App

Photo: Drew Angerer / Staff (Getty Images) California Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Monday that the Golden State would become the 18th to launch an official Covid-19 contact tracing app powered by technology pioneered by Apple and Google. Advertisement Beginning on Thursday, Californians will be able to log in to CA Notify, a secure app …

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California Says Tesla Workers Are Now ‘Essential,’ and Can Ignore Stay-at-Home Order

California Says Tesla Workers Are Now ‘Essential,’ and Can Ignore Stay-at-Home Order

An aerial view of the Tesla Fremont Factory on May 12, 2020 in Fremont, California.Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images) Workers that make Teslas during the coronavirus pandemic are now apparently considered “essential” in the state of California, which has reported an average of 10,981 new covid-19 infections per day in the last week. This means …

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