A bill that would have made it more difficult and expensive to drill off the California coast died in the legislature, leaving alive President Trump’s threat to open federal waters for oil and gas prospecting.
It should come as no surprise that when the California Legislature recently began the process of divvying up proceeds from the state’s cap-and-trade auctions, a cavalcade of local officials, community activists and lobbyists rushed to Sacramento, with hands out. Billions of dollars burning a hole in the state’s pocket has that effect on people, and […]
An irritated chairman of a state Senate Budget subcommittee says he intends to thwart a recent move by the state Air Resources Board that could give California’s biggest polluters a cushion of more than $300 million.
In a sharp rebuke of the board, Sen. Bob Wieckowski said Thursday that he’ll insert language into the 2018-19 budget bill instructing regulators to reduce the free compensation they’re giving oil refineries and other industries covered under cap and trade, California’s signature climate policy.
In what is becoming a standard call-and-response rejoinder, a California water agency is considering rules to protect state wetlands after the Trump administration said it would do away with Obama-era regulations.