Breaking News-April, 2013

CA Delta water war being won by legitimacy, not money

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

April 30, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi The most memorable proverb about California water is: “Water runs uphill towards money.” But water doesn’t flow uphill towards money only.  If it did, Southern California -- which has two-thirds of the state population -- would have unilaterally won the wa...

Opposition grows to long-range green planning

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

April 30, 3013 By Warren Duffy Opposition is growing to government plans to squeeze Californians into high-rise apartments and mass transit. The March 2012 issue of “Western City,” published by the League of California Cities, included an article authored by Gary Gallegos titled, “Trailbla...

LA council attack on San Onofre might bring blackouts to Orange County, San Diego

Monday, April 29th, 2013

April 29, 2013 By Joseph Perkins After giving a speech in which he refused to bail out New York City from impending bankruptcy, Gerald Ford prompted the famously pithy headline in the New York Daily News:  FORD TO CITY:  DROP DEAD. The Los Angeles City Council this week did not exactly tell San...

Green cars burn taxpayer green

Monday, April 29th, 2013

April 29, 2013 By Steven Greenhut We're used to political races revolving around pointless slogans, but sometimes an important race focuses the public's attention on a meaningful and relevant issue. For instance, the Virginia governorship may hinge on voters' increasing distaste for insider-enrich...

CalPERS pushes CA away from cheap, clean hydropower

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

April 25, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi During the court-ordered “drought” in California from 2007 to 2010, some signs along highways in the Central Valley read: “Food grows where water flows” “Congress created dust bowl” “No water=no barley=no beer” “People are more important than fish...

New Water Rights Atlas exaggerates CA water problems

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

April 22, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi The Resource Renewal Institute, an environmental activist organization, recently posted online its new California Water Rights Atlas. The atlas alarmingly asserts: “Currently, water rights holders claim they divert [that is, use] in aggregate approximately 250 ...

Blackout summer bummer?

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

April 21, 2013 By John Seiler All California's anti-energy activism might take a toll this summer with potential blackouts like we had back in 2000-01 during the California Electricity Crisis. The San Onofre nuke plant is down. Hydro power is down. AB 32 and other regulations discourage building n...

Obamacare already gutting CA jobs

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

April 20, 2013 By John Seiler Obamacare officially is called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. But how can it "protect" you and provide "affordable care" when your hours were cut below the 30 hours per week needed to be part of the Soviet program? Jobs already are being hit: "The na...

Trust not enough to solve CA water problems

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

April 18, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi Those who want to settle the water wars over the Sacramento Delta by first restoring “trust” rather than implementing the adopted law of the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan should take the advice of comedian W.C. Fields: “You can’t trust water. Even a straight...

CARB chair plugs electric cars

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

April 17, 2013 By Joseph Perkins Mary Nichols was in Detroit this week for the Society of Automotive Engineers annual World Congress. The chairwoman of the California Air Resources Board told attendees that her agency wants to have better relations with the auto industry. “If we can collaborate...

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