Posts Tagged ‘AB 32’

Study: Caesar and Robin Hood enjoyed warmer climate

Sunday, December 15th, 2013
Belushi toga

Toga! Toga! Toga! Ever wonder why the ancient Romans built an "empire without end," to quote Virgil, while walking around in togas? Because it was a lot warmer then than now. And why Robin Hood ran around Sherwood Forest in tights? Warmer then, too. A new study shows that the recent "...

ALRB’s Shiroma Backs AB 32

Monday, December 9th, 2013
Genevieve Shiroma is the new SMUD board president.

As part of CalWatchdog's ongoing series reporting about the California’s Agricultural Labor Relations Board, it is interesting to note some of the political activities of ALRB Chairwoman Genevieve A. Shiroma, who has been politically active throughout her career. My interview with her is here. ...

CARB update: Powers expanding beyond AB32

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
Mary Nichols

Irish wit Oscar Wilde once quipped, “The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy.” He died in 1900, but he would have recognized the California Air Resources Board. Under AB32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, CARB was charged with overseeing the lower...

CA suffers highest percentage of poor

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

This kind of puts a kink in Gov. Jerry Brown's insistence that "California is back." According to a new study by the U.S. Census Bureau, when housing is factored in, California has the nation's highest poverty rate, at 23.8 percent. It's higher than Mississippi, Alabama, West Virgina and other state...

Is Jerry Brown eyeing the White House again?

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown’s crack public relations team has been hard at work convincing the rest of the country that he has sparked a California turnaround. The New Republic even recommended to President Obama that, in his second term, he should “study the Moonbeam” for help cleaning up the growing li...

AB 32-type policies haunt, harm European economy

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

California's headlong rush to force a broad switch to cleaner-but-costlier energy has long been depicted as something that's either neutral or beneficial for the state's economy, with little or no downside. AB 32 and other state laws mandating use of renewable energy are rarely looked...

State media, Jerry Brown ignore CA’s worst-in-nation poverty rate

Sunday, October 20th, 2013
media blackout efx

If you were a resident in the state with the nation's highest poverty rate, wouldn't you think you'd be aware of that fact? That a higher percentage of your family, friends, neighbors and others in your community struggled to make ends meet than the same folks in any of the other 49 states? buying ...

SB4 green lights fracking despite enviro protest

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Even with a Democratic supermajority, the California Legislature was unable to pass several bills this year to ban hydraulic fracking. All fracking bills died in committees, or were killed during the legislative process -- except for one. Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 4, by Sen. Fran Pav...

Now UN says global warming exaggerated

Monday, September 16th, 2013
U.N. global warming report

On our site and elsewhere, global warming/climate change defenders say almost 100 percent of "climate scientists" maintain global warming/climate change is happening at a rapid rate, and will cause great damage. Now the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has reduced its alarmi...

SB 1 pushes high-rises over suburbs

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Will the Manhattan Dream replace the California Dream? The Manhattan Dream is to live in a high-rise in a densely packed city. The California Dream is to live your own home, on your own lot so you can grill while your kids are playing in your yard. Pushing people into high rises is the goal o...