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California Produces 7th Most Oil In U.S.

California Produces 7th Most Oil In U.S.

Mike LaFirenza With gasoline prices reaching their highest levels since 2014 this fall, consumers, policymakers, and economic experts have lately turned their attention to the state of oil production in the U.S. and worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic has been an uneasy time for oil, as with many other products and sectors of the economy. The […]

Crippling Environmental Regulations On Commercial Trucks Are The Main Source Of Supply Chain Issues At LA Ports

Crippling Environmental Regulations On Commercial Trucks Are The Main Source Of Supply Chain Issues At LA Ports

by Marc Ang With over 80 container ships just sitting at the Long Beach and Los Angeles ports, I connected with Emily Hibard’s paper manufacturing family business, which was forced to sell their old trucks, which she attributes to being a major contributor to the supply chain fiasco due to truck shortages. Growing up in […]

Umberg Measure Cracking Down On Catalytic Converter Theft And Illegal Vehicle Dismantling Becomes Law

Umberg Measure Cracking Down On Catalytic Converter Theft And Illegal Vehicle Dismantling Becomes Law

(Sacramento, CA) – Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D-Santa Ana) announced that his Senate Bill (SB) 366, which addresses a massive spike in catalytic converter thefts and extends California’s Vehicle Dismantling Strike Team, was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday. “Unlicensed auto dismantling is an environmental justice, economic, and public health issue,” said […]

Xi’s Gotta Have It: How One Huge American Asset Manager Gets Its Green Cues From China

Xi’s Gotta Have It: How One Huge American Asset Manager Gets Its Green Cues From China

The following story is brought to you courtesy of PJ Media. Click the link to visit their page and see more stories. by: Bryan Preston Anyone who has been following the financial news, paying attention to their 401k, or trying their hand at retail investing with apps like Robinhood has surely seen or heard of “ESG.” ESG […]

Ventura County Public Works Agency Appoints New Director Of Roads & Transportation

Ventura County Public Works Agency Appoints New Director Of Roads & Transportation

(VENTURA COUNTY) – Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA) has named retired U.S. Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps’ Chris Kurgan, to the position of Director of Roads & Transportation. In his new role Chris will oversee the building, operating, and maintaining of the public’s billion-dollar investment in the county road system. He will also be responsible for the public transit needs for […]

End the ‘War on Coal’

End the ‘War on Coal’

  By Bryan Leyland and Tom Harris At the recent Environmental Protection Agency public hearing in Charleston, West Virginia, on withdrawing the “Clean Power Plan,” anti-coal activists were out in force: the Climate Justice Alliance, Sierra Club, Citizens Climate Lobby, Natural Resource Defense Council and many others. The New York Times reported that several groups also met at the University […]

Agitators, regulators and predators on the prowl

Agitators, regulators and predators on the prowl

    By Paul Driessen Legal and scientific ethics seem to have become irrelevant, as anti-chemical agitators, regulators and trial lawyers team up on numerous lawsuits against Monsanto. They’re seeking tens of billions of dollars in jackpot justice, by claiming a chemical in the company’s popular weed killer RoundUp causes cancer. A key basis for […]

Five Things to Know About the State Water Resources Control Board’s Draft Climate Change Resolution

Five Things to Know About the State Water Resources Control Board’s Draft Climate Change Resolution

Energy Efficiency News of the damaged spillways at Oroville Dam and corresponding evacuations seemed to coincide perfectly with the State Water Resources Control Board’s (“State Board”) announcement of its draft resolution on climate change. While California was busy avoiding a catastrophic flood, at least for now, the State Board was devising ways to prevent and prepare […]

Rolling back environmental progress?

Rolling back environmental progress?

Having achieved major goals, US should refocus EPA and other environmental agencies Donald Trump plans to “roll back progress” on climate change, energy and the environment, activists, regulators and their media allies assert. The claim depends on one’s definition of “progress.” These interest groups define “progress” as ever-expanding laws, regulations, bureaucracies and power, to bring […]

Affordable housing may be limited by new state environmental rules

Affordable housing may be limited by new state environmental rules

. A new rule designed to promote urban development and curb both car usage and greenhouse gas emissions may end up making cities less affordable and more congested, critics say. The rule would modify how traffic is evaluated during a critical phase for planning for building developments, shifting the focus from traffic congestion to the […]

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