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Moody’s: Energy edict will hammer SoCal municipal utilities

Assembly Bill 32, the landmark 2006 law requiring California to begin shifting to cleaner-but-costlier forms of renewable energy, hasn’t hit consumers as hard as some economists feared for an ironic reason: Dirtier “brown energy” got cheaper. The U.S. fracking/shale revolution

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Fracking with no freshwater — or water — increasingly common

The next great environmental fight in California is likely to be over hydraulic fracturing, the energy extraction process that uses underground water cannons to blast away rock and reach oil and natural gas reserves. Gov. Jerry Brown appears ready to

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CA on sidelines as brown energy revolution unfolds

In the 41 years since the OPEC cartel begin throwing its weight around, U.S. consumers have gotten used to fluctuations in the price of gasoline. The dynamics have gotten pretty stable in recent decades as OPEC has deradicalized. In the

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Prager: Here’s why CA left is indifferent to economic misery

The news that the U.S. is now the world’s no. 1 oil and no. 1 natural gas producer is almost unbelievable, given the decades of America fretting about its energy dependence. And the reason is fracking. Yet here in California,

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On energy resources, will CA ignore lessons of North Dakota?

It was just less than two years ago that City Journal had the first high-profile story laying out the enormous economic potential of certain of California’s natural resources: “The biggest onshore story is the potential of the Monterey Formation (also

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CA Sierra Club rips energy source that’s cut emissions: natural gas 7

July 8, 2013 By Chris Reed A visit to the California Sierra Club’s priorities page illustrates one of the funniest and most ironic public-policy developments of our time. The club’s top three priorities are getting California “Beyond Coal,” “Beyond Oil”

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Victorville bond bust brings SEC lawsuit 4

May 31, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi A recent lawsuit filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission alleged Victorville city officials and bond underwriters defrauded bondholders of $13.3 million in 2008 due to failure to disclose actions and risks of “inflated property

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Pathetic media never report Obama’s support for fracking 1

March 12, 2013 By Chris Reed It’s bad enough that the media consistently depict hydraulic fracturing as new when it’s been around for 60-plus years. But what’s also amazing is that the California media covering the state government’s ongoing attempts

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What CA fracking advocates can learn from PA

Jan. 31, 2013 By Chris Reed As Californians begin to appreciate the immense economic potential of the state’s underground natural gas and oil reserves, the debate will sharply intensify over the safety of hydraulic fracturing — the newly refined and improved

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Big Oil Backs Killing Keystone XL Pipeline 2

FEB. 16, 2012 By CHRISS STREET Gov. Jerry Brown and other California environmental activists are enthusiastic about advancing “sustainable” energy, such as windmill and geothermal. But oil and natural gas exploration are rapidly advancing — if they’re allowed to happen.

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