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Assembly OKs CARB accountability measure, climate agenda headed to governor

Lawmakers on Wednesday sent a measure to Gov. Jerry Brown creating legislative oversight of the California Air Resources Board — a vital piece in the state’s climate agenda. Assembly Bill 197’s companion legislation, SB32, which expands CARB’s authority to create and

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Survey: Californians support state’s environmental laws, could do more

Californians think the state could do more and spend more to clean up the environment, according to a new poll. According to a Public Policy Institute of California poll released Wednesday, a majority of Californians support government efforts to improve the

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CA rejects VW recall plan

Thanks to California regulators, Volkswagen hasn’t yet found a way out of worldwide trouble. Federal agencies have flexed their muscles in tandem. “U.S. regulators rejected Volkswagen AG’s plan for recalling nearly 500,000 diesel-powered cars,” as the Wall Street Journal noted. “The Environmental Protection Agency,

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Coal and California: State not as green as it may seem

California regularly wins national acclaim for AB32 and other state laws pushing the Golden State toward the use of cleaner renewable power. A recent New York Times editorial page blog post was typical. But on niche websites devoted to energy

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CA regulators to punish VW

Amid a broad crackdown on Volkswagen by federal authorities and state attorneys general, California officials moved to pursue the strictest penalties against the company, whose evasion of emissions regulations was revealed by a state Air Resources Board investigation. Manipulating tests Board chairwoman Mary Nichols,

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CA Dems split on legislation mandating emissions cuts

Landmark climate legislation has run aground in Sacramento, hobbled by a rebellion among Democrats skittish of being tied by constituents to the potential economic impact of further mandated emissions cuts. Inadequate support The unanticipated struggle threw supporters of the bill, including Gov. Jerry Brown,

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Will Cap and Trade cure California’s deficit? 36

May 18, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi California voters may soon ask themselves: “Why vote for an $8.5 billion sales and income tax increase in November 2012 if Cap and Trade is going to raise $50 billion to $100 billion for

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