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Expedition To Study Global Warming Put On Hold Because Of TOO MUCH ICE

Expedition To Study Global Warming Put On Hold Because Of TOO MUCH ICE

White House defends sanctuary cities, threatens to veto crackdown bill  

 The White House vowed Thursday to veto a bill to punish sanctuary cities, instead calling on Congress to legalize illegal immigrants as the way to solve the problem of criminals who shouldn’t be on the streets. The threat came just hours before the House was expected to pass a bill that would withhold money from […]

Uber expands CA access despite fines

Uber expands CA access despite fines

Obama aides deny secret U.N.-Iran side deals  

Obama aides deny secret U.N.-Iran side deals   

Obama administration officials denied Republican accusations Wednesday that the United Nations made secret side deals with Iran over the inspection of Iranian military sites, pill as lawmakers demanded that the administration disclose the fine print of the nuclear agreement and raised fresh objections to the historic accord. White House National Security Adviser Susan E. Rice […]

CA Congressman Xavier Becerra proposes short-term Social Security fix  

CA Congressman Xavier Becerra proposes short-term Social Security fix   

 Social Security’s disability trust fund will run out of money next year, the program’s trustees reported Wednesday – but a California congressman said there’s a short-term fix that would require Republicans to put aside hope of immediate and broader reform. The main retirement program, known as old age and survivors benefits, will remain solvent through […]

CPUC eliminates “smart meter” opt-out fees

CPUC eliminates “smart meter” opt-out fees

By George Miller When “smart meters” were rolled out by utilities across the nation as part of the “smart grid” technology, there was much opposition. The “Smart Grid” was sold based on being able to monitor power usage much more closely, to identify trends, usage patterns, eventually implement time phased billing to encourage flattening of […]

Developing a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) – Part Three SGMA

Developing a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) – Part Three SGMA

By Sheryl Hamlin This is part three of a multi-part report on California’s plan to achieve Sustainable Groundwater Management. Part One covers recent history and the legislation implementation timeline. Part Two covers the Draft Basin Boundary Emergency Regulations. Part Three covers three of the ten issue topics for Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) regulation development. Much […]

Draft Basin Boundary Emergency Regulations – Part Two SGMA

Draft Basin Boundary Emergency Regulations – Part Two SGMA

By Sheryl Hamlin In Part One of this series on the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), the history of California’s landmark 2014 legislation was discussed as well as the near-term milestones in the implementation of the legislation. In Part Two, the draft Basin Boundary Emergency Regulations will be discussed. Every word carries significance in governmental […]

Illegal immigrant victim’s mother: ‘We are at war right here in this country’

Illegal immigrant victim’s mother: ‘We are at war right here in this country’

Choking back tears, parents and wives whose relatives were killed by illegal immigrants pleaded with Congress Tuesday to begin to enforce immigration laws, saying that but for bad federal policies and sanctuary cities, their relatives would still be alive. “I want you to be angry that America’s borders are wide open,” said Laura Wilkerson, mother […]

California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management – Part One

California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management – Part One

By Sheryl Hamlin This is a multi-part report on California’s plan to achieve Sustainable Groundwater Management. Part One covers recent history and the legislation implementation timeline. Part Two covers the Draft Basin Boundary Emergency Regulations. Part Three covers three of the ten issue topics for Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) regulation development. Much of this material […]