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November

2017

Does your gas and electricity cost too much? You can thank the liberals for that

Every year, Americans spend about $750 billion dollars for gasoline and electricity—about 4 percent of the economy—with roughly equal amounts spent to fuel vehicles vs. keeping the lights on and running our factories. Where you live significantly affects how much you pay for these basic energy commodities. Excepting Alaska and Hawaii due to their unique […]
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November

2017

Germany’s Green Energy Meltdown

American climate-change activists point to Europe, and especially Germany, as the paragon of green energy virtue. But they ought to look closer at Angela Merkel’s political struggles as she tries to form a new government in Berlin amid the economic fallout from the Chancellor’s failing energy revolution. Berlin last month conceded it will miss its […]
15

November

2017

California should link carbon market with Europe, Jerry Brown says

Gov. Jerry Brown, speaking at a joint conference of the European Parliament on Tuesday, urged leaders here to explore linking their cap-and-trade system with California. The Democratic governor and leader of the world’s sixth-largest economy pitched the prospect of a formalized California-Europe pact as a “concrete investment” that could compel more states and international provinces […]
13

November

2017

California voters don’t like gas tax hike. How will that play in 2018 elections?

California’s top politicians and interest groups celebrated a few months ago when the Legislature passed a package of taxes and fees to pay for long-neglected improvements to the state’s transportation systems. The heart of the $5 billion-plus per year revenue package is a 12-cent-a-gallon hike in gasoline taxes that took effect this month, just as […]
08

November

2017

World needs ‘brain washing’ on climate change, Jerry Brown says at Vatican

VATICAN CITY – Gov. Jerry Brown challenged the world’s religious leaders to further engage as he minimized the negative effects of President Donald Trump on meeting the climate-change challenge. “The Trump factor is very small, very small indeed,” in comparison to the commitments taking place around the world, Brown said to a burst of applause […]
08

November

2017

The UN Admits That The Paris Climate Deal Was A Fraud

Global Hot Air: Here’s a United Nations climate report that environmentalists probably don’t want anybody to read. It says that even if every country abides by the grand promises they made last year in Paris to reduce greenhouse gases, the planet would still be “doomed.” When President Obama hitched America to the Paris accords in […]
08

November

2017

Tesla stock takes a hit as GOP unveils tax plan that eliminates electric car subsidy

The shift toward electric vehicles took a big hit Thursday when Republicans officially proposed wiping out the $7,500 federal tax credit for buyers of electric cars as part of a sweeping tax overhaul. Tesla would be the hardest-hit company should the plan pass Congress and be signed into law by President Trump. Although Chief Executive […]
08

November

2017

Pruitt guts EPA science panels, will appoint new members

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday he intends to replace the outside experts that advise him on science and public health issues with new board members holding more diverse views. In announcing the changes, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt suggested many previously appointed to the panels were potentially biased because they had received […]
08

November

2017

Walters: Next California governor will face growing poverty problem

Gov. Jerry Brown persistently cautions Californians that their pulsating economy cannot last forever. When, for example, he unveiled a revised state budget last May, he included what has become boilerplate, warning that “by the time the budget is enacted in June, the economy will have finished its eighth year of expansion – only two years […]
08

November

2017

EPA chief: I’d ‘do away with’ wind, solar tax credits

nvironmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said on Monday that the federal tax credits for the wind and solar power industries should be eliminated. Pruitt told a crowd at a Kentucky Farm Bureau event that the credits stand in the way of utility companies making the best decisions about power generation. Read more here at The Hill
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September

2017

Al Gores home devours 34 times more electricity than the average U.S. household

On Friday, Al Gore’s sequel to “An Inconvenient Truth” – “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” – arrives in movie theaters across the country. But there’s another inconvenient sequel worth noting and, like most sequels, this one is even worse than the original. Gore’s hypocritical home energy use and “do as I say not as […]
18

September

2017

Should California spend $3 billion to help people buy electric cars?

Over seven years, the state of California has spent $449 million on consumer rebates to boost sales of zero-emission vehicles. So far, the subsidies haven’t moved the needle much. In 2016, of the just over 2 million cars sold in the state, only 75,000 were pure-electric and plug-in hybrid cars. To date, out of 26 […]
18

September

2017

Fast-growing green energy ‘scam’ puts taxpayers and homeowners at risk

Environmentalists are always coming up with creative ways to sell their radical and costly agenda. Ranging from renewable portfolio standards to direct subsidies of solar installations and even state-level cap-and-trade programs, the laundry list of “solutions” to our “global climate crisis” always seems to rely on the heavy hand of government, whether it’s through higher […]
18

September

2017

SDG&E to offer $1,000 electric car rebates for teachers, first responders

San Diego Gas & Electric will grant $1,000 rebates to teachers and first-responders who buy electric vehicles, the utility announced Wednesday. Under the initiative, called “Champions for Clean Air,” SDG&E will provide rebates at the point of sale for new electric vehicles (EVs) purchased or leased by K-12 teachers, members of police and fire departments, and sheriff’s deputies, […]
23

April

2017

50 programs scrapped at EPA

President Trump proposes a $54 billion increase in military spending, offset by slashing domestic programs. The Environmental Protection Agency would take the biggest hit, a 31 percent cut that would eliminate a quarter of the staff and save $2.6 billion, returning the agency’s budget to 1970s-era levels. Congress dictates spending, however, and some cuts face […]
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April

2017

Jerry Brown announces trip to China, the world’s ‘great hope’ on climate change

Gov. Jerry Brown jabbed repeatedly at President Donald Trump’s skepticism of climate change on Thursday, contending that China has stepped into the role of the world’s “great hope.” Brown, at a conference on carbon reduction, also announced he would be traveling to China in June to promote environmental protection. “It’s very paradoxical that we have […]
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April

2017

Barbara Boxer will lobby for an environmentally controversial desalination plant in Huntington Beach

Boston-based water development company is paying former Sen. Barbara Boxer to push for approval of a proposed seawater desalination plant that has been mired for years in environmental controversy. Boxer, a Democrat, will lobby the California Coastal Commission on behalf of Poseidon Water’s private project, which would sell drinking water supplies to Orange County agencies. […]
16

February

2017

Trump signs bill undoing Obama coal mining rule

President Trump on Thursday signed legislation ending a key Obama administration coal mining rule.  The bill quashes the Office of Surface Mining’s Stream Protection Rule, a regulation to protect waterways from coal mining waste that officials finalized in December. The legislation is the second Trump has signed into law ending an Obama-era environmental regulation. On Tuesday, he signed […]
04

February

2017

Dakota Access Pipeline protesters evicted over pollution concerns

A few days after his inauguration, President Donald Trump signed executive orders moving the approval process for the Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines forward. A week later, the then acting secretary of the Army instructed federal officials to issue the easement necessary to build a controversial segment of the Dakota Access pipeline. Now, the Corps […]
02

February

2017

Truckers Sue CA Again, Claiming Air Filter Puts Public Safety at Risk

On February 9, 2016, Kieth Daniels could only watch as his beloved 2009 Peterbilt truck burned. “I timed it. Eight minutes, that truck was burned to the frame. It took over,” Daniels told NBC Bay Area. The veteran trucker estimates he’s driven more than 5 million miles over the course of his 39-year career. But […]
16

November

2016

The largest oil deposit ever found in America was just discovered in Texas

The US Geological Survey said Tuesday that it assessed what could be the largest deposit of untapped oil ever discovered in America. An estimated average of 20 billion barrels of oil and 1.6 billion barrels of natural gas liquids are available for the taking in the Wolfcamp shale, which is in the Midland Basin portion of […]
14

November

2016

Trump’s plan to bring back coal country places EPA in crosshairs

President-elect Trump’s plan to bring back the coal industry will likely start by scrapping the Environmental Protection Agency’s climate change agenda, according to a newly appointed member of his transition team. The agency would be dialed back to focus strictly on “genuine pollutants” that pose immediate harm to public health, and not carbon pollution blamed […]
13

November

2016

Will California’s Outlier Status Accelerate Exodus?

After recovering from the shock of the presidential race, California pundits began absorbing what all this actually means. There is broad agreement that the rightward movement by the rest of America has only increased the political divide between the nation as a whole and California. This divide has widened so significantly that Governor Brown joked […]