Posts Tagged ‘environment’

Sac Bee ignores drug cartels in pot farming story

Monday, August 5th, 2013
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Instead of blowing the lid off of the growing pot-farming problem in some Northern California areas, the Sacramento Bee did a lightweight opinion story Sunday on Butte County, never once addressing the Mexican drug cartels behind many of the illegal pot farms, which are flourishing because of the s...

Bill to ban plastic bags in California clears Senate committee

Friday, April 19th, 2013

April 19, 2013 By Josephine Djuhana The war on plastic bags has returned with a vengeance, as legislators introduce new regulations that dictate what kinds of bags California shoppers are allowed to use when out shopping for groceries. SB 405, authored by state Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Los Angeles, w...

Enviros Seek Gray Wolf Protection

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Joseph Perkins: A single gray wolf was sighted on this side of the California-Oregon border this past December. On Monday, four environmental groups petitioned the state’s Fish and Game Commission to protect that lone wolf -- and any others that happen across the state’s northern border -- unde...

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...

Budget Battle Poisons Pesticide Rules

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

JUNE 22, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI Politicized environmental regulation is becoming a protection racket to collect votes. To pass Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget, farmers along the Central Coast of California are having overkill pesticide runoff regulations imposed on them to brazenly extort votes from ...

CEOs Rank CA Worst State for Business

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

MAY 5, 2011 By JOHN SEILER Once again, California garners the booby prize for business climate: For the seventh year in a row, CEOs rate Texas as the #1 state in which to do business and California as the worst. North Carolina maintained its #2 rank, while Florida rose three positions to t...

PPIC Downplays Bad CA Biz Climate

Monday, April 18th, 2011

APRIL 18, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI You can’t eat California’s mild weather, but you can tax it.  That seems to be the consensus online opinion of the average Joe and Jane about a study released last week that concluded that California’s weather assets offset the many negative ratings about it...

Republicans Block Redevelopment Vote

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

MARCH 17, 2011 By KATY GRIMES With many predicting that yesterday’s budget vote in the Legislature was just going to be a drill, lawmakers surprised everyone and actually cut $7.4 billion from various state programs. It was an attempt to begin shoring up the state’s $26.6 billion deficit. But...

Gov. Schwarzentaxer und Prop. 23

Monday, September 27th, 2010

John Seiler: Maybe there is hope for Prop. 23, which would save our jobs by repealing AB 32. AB 32, of course, is "Der Global Warmung und Jobs Killing Diktat von 2006." The man who signed it into law, Gov. Arnold Schwarzentaxer, is out campaigning against Prop. 23. I encourage him to campaign ceas...