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Roger Rudick has written a jeremiad about legislators like Jim Patterson who are complaining about the California High Speed Rail Authority’s decision to build a northern Initial Operating Segment: Jim Patterson, Republican Assemblyman representing parts of Fresno and Tulare Counties, in an interview on KQED’s Forum, said the change is a tacit admission that the […]

Feb 27th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

The news out of Sacramento on climate and sustainability this week has not been good. A coalition of moderate Democrats has successfully blocked some pathbreaking legislation to cut carbon emissions and dependence on fossil fuels – in order to please the oil companies. Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown and the Democratic leaders in the legislature, Senate […]

Sep 10th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Another day, another Republican effort to defund high speed rail rejected in Sacramento: tate Sen. Sharon Runner, R-Antelope Valley, announced Wednesday that her legislation to prohibit Cap and Trade funds from being used for High Speed Rail was killed by the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Development Committee. Introduced in the First Extraordinary Session on Transportation […]

Sep 4th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Well this is some nonsense. Governor Jerry Brown has called a special session to deal with the state’s enormous road maintenance backlog, estimated at $59 billion. The nonsensical part: two Kern County legislators want to raid the cap-and-trade funds to help pay for roads. And it’s a deliberate attack on high speed rail: Two local […]

Jul 1st, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized