CA Dems Push Sham River ‘Consensus’ 18

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,

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Auction Off State Parks 0

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

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Gleickgate Pollutes Enviro Movement 7

FEB. 24, 2012 By WAYNE LUSVARDI The environmental movement is suffering from a cluster of scandals. First there was Climategate. Then there was Climategate 2.0. Now, there’s Climategate 3.0 — also called “Gleickgate.” Climate activist Dr. Peter Gleick of the

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Flopped 5 Ignites Meathead Cig Tax 13

John Seiler: Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em. Flopped5.org 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

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Santa Barbara Oil Leases Reopened? 5

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

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CA Motorists Pay Through the Hose 0

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

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Big Oil Backs Killing Keystone XL Pipeline 2

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.

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Blackout Shows CA Is Third World 0

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

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Californians Getting Railroaded 0

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

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Why Has Oil and Gas Boom Skipped CA? 15

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.”

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