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According to the State Board of Equalization, gas consumption has fallen again in California: Continuing a general trend of year-over-year declines, in-state gasoline consumption in August totaled 1.26 billion gallons, down 1.1 percent from the same month in 2011, according to the latest statistics released by the State Board of Equalization. July gas use totaled […]

Dec 18th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

Governor Jerry Brown has reappointed Lynn Schenk to the board of the California High Speed Rail Authority, where she has served for nearly 10 years. It’s a good move on the governor’s part, as Schenk has long experience with the project while also representing the interests of San Diego, the state’s third largest metropolis. The […]

Dec 17th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

Central Valley Republicans Kevin McCarthy and Jeff Denham have been leading a renewed attack in Congress on the California high speed rail project in recent weeks. McCarthy’s hometown paper, the Bakersfield Californian, has already editorialized that electeds should support HSR. Now they’re joined by the Sacramento Bee: No place in California stands to reap the […]

Dec 16th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

Tim Sheehan has a good article in the Fresno Bee on farmer attitudes toward high speed rail in Madera County. And while he includes the requisite quotes from farmers convinced that high speed rail will destroy their way of life, he also included this: Juan Ureña, who owns 32 acres along the BNSF tracks at […]

Dec 13th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized