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Tom Steyer and his organization, NextGen Climate Action, are running a new TV across the state this week slamming oil companies for trying to weaken California’s clear air laws: As the Sacramento Bee reports, this comes in advance of efforts by the Western States Petroleum Association to gut cap-and-trade and the low carbon fuel standard […]

Aug 1st, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

A Peninsula Assemblymember has introduced new legislation (technically, it’s a rewrite of another bill) that would make it clear the Prop 1A bonds can be sold now in order to help fund Caltrain electrification: AB1889 by Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, D-South San Francisco, would change the wording of previous legislation to approve selling the bonds to […]

Jun 22nd, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

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