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ALRB’s Shiroma Backs AB 32

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

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What is the CA Agricultural Labor Relations Board?

Editor’s note: This is Part 1 in a series on the ALRB. California government includes many boards and commissions with members appointed by the governor. Most people never get to see who these decision makers are, despite the far-reaching effects

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Expert: CA may need ‘paramilitary’ response to climate change

  Paramilitary tactics may be necessary in California to prepare for, or head off, an apocalyptic future with flooded coastal communities, scorched central valleys and rampant wildfires in the Sierras. That was the advice and prediction from one of the

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Mr. Arena named to Obama’s new climate change council

Through another executive order, President Barack Obama has created a new environmental council that’s sure to  expand government’s role in how Americans use their own property and land, water and even energy sources. A prominent California mayor is going to be

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Is Jerry Brown eyeing the White House again?

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

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L.A. Times bans letters doubting climate change

Back when I was starting out in the editorial writing business in 1986 with the Washington Times, I also helped out on the letters page. I learned proper newspaper policy from William P. Cheshire, the editorial page editor. The policy

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SB4 green lights fracking despite enviro protest

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

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Gov. Jerry Brown forcing electric car market in CA

Gov. Jerry Brown must be in the market for a Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf or Tesla electric car. There could be no other explanation for why he signed six bills this week to force a market for electric cars that

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Govt. global warming hoax ‘hilarious incoherence’

“Global warming deniers,” we skeptics have been called. Much of our climate change skepticism stems from the government’s involvement and manipulation of the scientific data, and the subsequent creation of a cap and trade system, designed to punish and tax

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Now UN says global warming exaggerated

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

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