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Bills make it easier for agencies to penalize biz 6

April 4, 2013 By Katy Grimes Wednesday the Senate Environmental Quality Committee passed three bills, despite all three bills receiving credible legal and technical challenges. The committee ignored protocol, and allowed the bills to move on with the proviso work would

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AB 245 would shine light on cap-and-trade auctions 6

March 29, 2013 By Warren Duffy AB 245 is a bill that would reverse the secrecy that currently exists around the cap-and-trade auctions of the California Air Resources Board. As CalWatchdog.com reported last August, the Legislature “nixed” proposals to mandate accountability under Sections

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Radicalness of CARB’s long-term plans comes into focus 10

March 20, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — While the California Air Resources Board continues to forge ahead like a blind bull in a china shop with its far-reaching climate change plan, the extent of the destruction that could result

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Employers and taxpayers ask Gov. Brown to halt cap and trade 8

March 15, 2013 By Katy Grimes A group of employers and taxpayers have sent a letter to Gov. Jerry Brown asking that he halt cap and trade “and policies to achieve greenhouse gas emission reductions.” Cap and trade is the

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CARB honcho Mary Nichols makes power grab 22

Feb. 5, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — What do the California Air Resources Board, the Transit Authority, the Highway Patrol, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Bar Pilots have in common? More than you

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U.S. Dems ask NFL, NBA for advice on climate change 7

Feb. 1, 2013 By Katy Grimes Reader warning: Only read this story if you have low blood pressure; this could make your head explode. If you were on-the-fence about man-made climate change, this should finally knock you off and bring

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Tree ring studies confirm global COOLING, cast doubt on AB 32 20

Jan. 31, 2013 By Chriss Street Global cooling? New studies of tree rings show that it’s happening. Yet California remains governed by AB 32, whose official title is the “Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006.” It’s seven years later. Gov.

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Plastic bag ban rises from the dead 6

Jan. 23, 2013 By Katy Grimes The plastic bag horror movie that wouldn’t go away… It’s baaaacccckkkkk! Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, announced Monday that he is bringing back from the dead a proposal banning all plastic bags. Assembly Bill 158 would ban

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LAO Whitewashes Gov. Brown’s Rosy Budget

Jan. 15, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” from the Broadway musical Gypsy, should be Gov. Jerry Brown’s new theme song. His 2013-14 budget proposal, released last Thursday, was full of happy news, good times a projected

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Gov. Brown’s new budget seeks to equalize the unequal 24

Jan. 10, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — Many in the state refer to the annual California governor’s January budget proposal as fantasy. Gov. Jerry Brown did not disappoint today as he presented his budget — “balanced and fair,” according

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