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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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Yeah, sure, CA is going to love Obamacare

There has been a striking lack of common sense among advocates of Obamacare. First example: It was completely predictable that allowing companies to not provide health insurance to employees who worked less than 30 hours a week would lead companies

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Does obstacle to one bullet train project apply to other, too? 1

The Obama administration continues to push California to build its $68 billion bullet train, a measly 5 percent of which ($3.5 billion) comes from the federal government. After the first segment is built in the Central Valley, however, there is

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As CA eyes big-box ban, Wal-Mart fan ascends at White House 5

May 29, 2013 By Chris Reed As hard left as it can seem, even the Obama administration isn’t as doctrinaire as the leftists who dominate Sacramento. As I have written about several times for Cal Watchdog, state Democrats and even

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Fracking watch: Mexico figures out what CA hasn’t 1

May 4, 2013 By Chris Reed In much of Europe and in California, greens wield such power in politics and the media that the debate over whether a nation or state should pursue hydraulic fracturing of energy reserves seems like

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Fracking watch: Argentina figures out what CA hasn’t 2

May 3, 2013 By Chris Reed The “brown energy” revolution is under way and nothing is going to prevent it from transforming world energy markets — especially not childish denial and petulance by California greens. Fossil fuels will be the

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Fracking watch: Canada figures out what CA hasn’t 1

May 2, 2013 By Chris Reed Hydraulic fracturing has been around for decades in our northern neighbor, just as it has been in the U.S. And what do you know? Canadian enviros only began complaining about fracking in recent years

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Fracking watch: Brazil figures out what CA hasn’t 1

May 1, 2013 By Chris Reed The passage of anti-fracking legislation by an Assembly committee Monday could lead to a showdown between green Dem lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown, who’s struck a measured tone so far on hyrdaulic fracturing, the

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Bullet-train boondoggle yields a Cabinet-level delusion 5

Dec. 9, 2012 By Chris Reed A House committee hearing Thursday at which Republicans vowed to use their majority to block new federal funding for California’s bullet-train train wreck produced this astounding passage in The Washington Post: “We’re not giving

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