Friday Must Read: Hispanics to Become Largest Ethnic Group in California: Chevron Fights Low-Carbon Standard

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Chevron's Richmond refinery Credits: Maya Sugarman/file photo

Stories you shouldn’t miss:

1. Hispanics will become the largest ethnic or racial group in California this year, surpassing whites, the Chron and Trib report, citing a new state demographic analysis. California will become the third state in the nation in which whites are not the largest racial group — following New Mexico and Hawaii.

2. Chevron is fighting the state’s new low-carbon standard, the Merc reports. The standard requires a 10 percent reduction in the “carbon intensity” of fuel by 2020 as part of the state’s sweeping effort to slow climate change. But Chevron and the oil industry are leading an aggressive campaign to delay implementation of the law.