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Justice Department Sues to Stop California Net Neutrality Law

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Sunday sued California to stop the state’s new law that would guarantee full and equal access to the internet, a principle known as net neutrality, in the latest legal fight between the state and the Trump administration.The suit was filed shortly after Gov. Jerry Brown signed the net neutrality bill. The law is one of the strongest efforts in the nation to restore internet access rules since they were rolled back by the Federal Communications Commission last year. Governor Brown, a Democrat, has been a forceful opponent of many of the president’s actions, including on immigration and environmental deregulation.Attorney General Jeff…

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The week ahead: U.S.-European Trade Talks Resume, and New Apple Devices Are Unveiled

AdvertisementThe week aheadAlso this week, a Census Bureau report will give a snapshot of median household income, a climate summit is set for San Francisco and the European Central Bank meets.ImageTim Cook, the chief executive of Apple, during the iPhone announcement event last year. The company will announce the latest models on Wednesday.CreditCreditJosh Edelson/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesBy The New York TimesSept. 9, 2018Here’s what to expect in the week ahead:TRADEU.S. and European officials seek a trade pact.Senior trade officials from the United States and the European Union will meet on Monday in Brussels in an effort to avert an all-out trade war. Robert Lighthizer, the United…

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After a Fiasco, California Aims Again at Remaking the Power Grid

“This is not either-or, it’s not local versus regional — it’s getting the best out of both,” said Ralph Cavanagh, staff lawyer for the Natural Resources Defense Council and a longtime proponent of the measure. “You will use the existing system more efficiently.”For example, at certain times of the year, California produces more solar and wind energy than it can use, and must pay other states to take it to avoid overloading the system and causing blackouts. A regional grid would enable better coordination with other generation sources without additional payments.As for the potential for energy companies in coal states to send more power from fossil fuels…

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