March, 2011

Water Board Dunks 'Animal Farm’ Policy

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

MARCH 24, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI California policy makers are busy mandating wind and solar farms in its deserts. But along its coastline, the Water Quality Resources Control Board is busy enforcing inconsistent environmental policy right out of George Orwell’s novel “Animal Farm.” Orwell w...

California's High-Speed Railroading

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

MARCH 16 There’s not a lot of humor in California’s proposed high-speed rail project. It’s a massive undertaking, which will cost at least $43 billion, and probably twice that – money that isn’t exactly lying around these days. Its 800-mile network of new tracks will uproot hundreds, perh...

End of Nuke Power in CA, America

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

John Seiler: One solution to California's need for electricity would have been to construct more nuclear power plants. Doing so also would have helped the state meet the requirements of AB 32 to reduce greenhouse gases. Nuke plants don' t produce any gases. Although nuclear plants are cheap and ef...

CA Confused on "Drought" Meaning

Monday, March 7th, 2011

MARCH 7, 2011 BY WAYNE LUSVARDI California’s drought barometer and vocabulary need to be reformed. The bureaucratic apparatus in California perpetually says the state is in a “drought.” In fact, with snowpack running at 124 percent of normal, the California Department of Water Resources say...

Energy Prices Are Going Up

Friday, March 4th, 2011

MAR. 4, 2011 By KATY GRIMES Renewable energy standards are increasing from 20 percent to 33 percent, “whether you like it or not.” Borrowing  a phrase used by California’s Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, back when he was mayor,  seems the only way to describe what is occurring in the renewable ener...