Breaking News-February, 2012

CA Dems Push Sham River ‘Consensus’

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

FEB. 29, 2012 By WAYNE LUSVARDI The waters are being roiled again in the Delta. The roiling concerns H.R. 1837, the Republican-backed San Joaquin River Reliability Act currently pending before the U.S. House of Representatives. Northern California Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, says the bi...

Auction Off State Parks

Monday, February 27th, 2012

John Seiler: The always incompetent California state government now can't keep the state parks open. And it can't keep the closed parks free from looting and vandalism: "Reporting from Providence Mountains State Recreation Area, Calif. -- California parks officials closed a gem of the state park sy...

Flopped 5 Ignites Meathead Cig Tax

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

John Seiler: Smoke 'em if you got 'em. is a great new site setting fire to the First 5 California program that taxes cigarettes 50 cents a pack to fund programs that supposedly help kids. First 5 is paid for by Proposition 10, which actor/director Rob "Meathead" Reiner tricked voters ...

Santa Barbara Oil Leases Reopened?

Friday, February 17th, 2012

FEB. 17, 2012 By WAYNE LUSVARDI The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the U.S. House of Representative approved a bill on Thursday Feb. 16. It was HR 7, the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act. It would authorize the Secretary of Interior to resume oil and gas leasing off t...

CA Motorists Pay Through the Hose

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Feb. 17, 2012 Newt Gingrich, the Republican presidential candidate, was in California this week to attend a series of campaign fund-raisers. He was provocative as usual as he spoke to supporters. He called for the impeachment or replacement of the activist U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San ...

Big Oil Backs Killing Keystone XL Pipeline

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

FEB. 16, 2012 By CHRISS STREET Gov. Jerry Brown and other California environmental activists are enthusiastic about advancing “sustainable” energy, such as windmill and geothermal. But oil and natural gas exploration are rapidly advancing -- if they're allowed to happen. With America on the v...

Blackout Shows CA Is Third World

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

FEB. 15, 2012 By JOHN SEILER More evidence California has descended into Third World status: Yesterday evening I sat in the dark in my apartment for two and a half hours as a blackout blanketed Huntington Beach. The Orange County Register reported: "HUNTINGTON BEACH -- A widespread power outage ...

Californians Getting Railroaded

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Katy Grimes: Regardless of cost, the Obama Administration is behind California's plan to build a High-Speed Rail system, according to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. "Despite a series of a cautionary reports by outside agencies and groups, the Obama administration is reaffirming its commitme...

Why Has Oil and Gas Boom Skipped CA?

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

FEB. 8, 2012 By WAYNE LUSVARDI New extraction technologies are creating an oil and gas boom that is lifting the economics of several states, as reported by the Wall Street Journal’s recent article “Oil and Gas Boom Lifts U.S. Economy.” Median incomes are growing since 2007 in such states as...

California Energy Crash Coming

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

FEB. 8, 2012 By KATY GRIMES Ready for more electricity blackouts? With California's renewable energy mandates, cap and trade requirements, and implementation of AB 32, it is becoming increasingly clear that California is at a precarious energy crossroads, and one that lawmakers don't yet appear w...

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