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Just two days after the historic People’s Climate March, Republican candidate for governor of California Neel Kashkari has decided to celebrate by inviting people to a Burbank gas station to smash a toy “crazy train” (that’d be his term for high speed rail) and in return get a $25 gift card for gasoline. Seriously. First […]

Sep 23rd, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Protests are being held around the world today as part of the People’s Climate March. I’m all for the march and I wish them success. It’s also a good occasion to remind ourselves of what is really preventing action on global warming. Contrary to what many people assume, the people who deny global warming is […]

Sep 21st, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

The president and chair of the California League of Conservation Voters, Rick Zbur, leads one of the state’s most important and effective environmental organizations. (He’s also the new Executive Director of Equality California.) So it’s great to see him publish a fantastic op-ed in the Sacramento Bee titled “An environmentalist’s case for high-speed rail”: As […]

Sep 2nd, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Of all the lunatic claims touted by those who oppose high speed rail, this has to be the craziest. Stuart Flashman and David Schonbrunn of TRANSDEF, two leading anti-HSR advocates, are suing to stop high speed rail because they claim that an electric train powered by renewable energy would somehow make climate change worse: TRANSDEF […]

Jun 23rd, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized