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CARB update: Powers expanding beyond AB32

Irish wit Oscar Wilde once quipped, “The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy.” He died in 1900, but he would have recognized the California Air Resources Board. Under AB32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of

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CA’s economic funk: ‘Regulators gone wild’ take their toll

For Sunday’s U-T San Diego, I did an essay about how California went from being the world pioneer in sensible efforts to clean up air pollution and coastal waters to a laboratory for fanatics who want to go ever farther

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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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CARB chair plugs electric cars 9

April 17, 2013 By Joseph Perkins Mary Nichols was in Detroit this week for the Society of Automotive Engineers annual World Congress. The chairwoman of the California Air Resources Board told attendees that her agency wants to have better relations

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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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Edison bailed out CA Cap & Trade auction 20

Jan. 9, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi The facts slowing coming out about the state’s first Cap and Trade auction seriously question whether the system is already being gamed by government, together with electric utilities. Edison International made an announcement on Dec.

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Tran scandal could keep air board chief from EPA post 6

Dec. 30, 2012 By Chris Reed As soon as I heard EPA chief Lisa Jackson was leaving, I took to Twitter to predict state air board chair Mary Nichols would be considered a hot candidate for the job, as she

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CARB: The Gremlin in California’s garage 6

Dec. 11, 2012 By Katy Grimes The California Air Resources Board’s first cap and trade auction in November is yet more proof that CARB is responsible for making people cough, snort and wheeze in California. While trying to convince everyone

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Fossil-fuel-phobic Brown, Nichols pine for world that will never be 0

Nov. 21 By Chris Reed The California media’s never-is-heard-a-discouraging word coverage of AB 32 and the recent cap-and-trade auction continues. But what’s astounding is that just a week ago, the International Energy Association declared that fracking had the U.S. on

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