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Global cooling: Arctic ice GROWING

Remember Al Gore’s 2006 “An Convenient Truth?” phony documentary? It showed Arctic ice melting and crashing into the ocean. It garnered Al an Academy Award, a Nobel Peace Prize — and greatly increased his own personal wealth. It was part

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Steinberg seeks CEQA changes to boost Sacto arena

SACRAMENTO — The task of reforming the California Environmental Quality Act is being mingled with local Sacramento politics. At a hearing in the Assembly Local Government committee last week, State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, passionately defended SB

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SB 1 pushes high-rises over suburbs

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

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Sac Bee ignores drug cartels in pot farming story

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

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Assessing Gov. Brown before next year’s election

As he lays the groundwork for a likely re-election bid next year, Gov. Jerry Brown is upbeat. “California is back,” he and his supporters insist. Maybe it is in some areas. But overall, tremendous problems remain unresolved. According to a

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Southern CA ‘Bonfire of the vanities’ 5

July 11, 2013 By Katy Grimes Whenever environmental or social justice activists want something banned, they create a health or safety reason supporting their policy. This is the case with the attempt by the South Coast Air Quality Management District to

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Fracking survives CA Legislature — for now 1

July 2, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — After sitting through several recent marathon sessions in the Assembly, it was shocking to witness the powerful California environmental lobby lose its attempt to ban oil and gas hydraulic fracturing. For this,

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Greenhouse gas emitter Chevron could get AB 32 funds 2

June 20, 2013 By Katy Grimes A legislative irony came to light Wednesday: The Chevron oil company, loathed by many in the environmental community as a polluter, could receive AB 32 cap-and-trade revenues. Because Chevron is a greenhouse gas “emitter,” a

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Air Resources Board corp facing open meetings 3

May 30, 2013 By Katy Grimes Stop the presses! A really good Republican bill just passed the Assembly 63-0. What? How? AB 527 by Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, R-Rocklin, would repeal the existing exemption of the Western Climate Initiative, Inc., and

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Lawmakers learn what farmers already know about sustainable agriculture 7

May 10, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — During two hours of expert testimony Wednesday, California Assembly members learned future commercial and housing developments should not be built on prime agricultural land, which should continue to be used for farming. The

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