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17 06, 2019

Grimes: CalEPA and California Air Board Exempted In Budget From Open Meetings Law – Again

2019-06-17T12:33:40-04:00June 17th, 2019|California, Conflict of Interest, Grimes, Media Coverage, Transparency|

by Katy Grimes, Senior Media Fellow and California Globe Editor As appearing in the California Globe ‘Because issues are too complex for the public to understand’ The Omnibus Resources Trailer Bill for 2019-20, contains various statutory changes “necessary to implement the Budget Act of 2019.” Yet it contains language exempting a commission of the California [...]

10 06, 2019

VT Digger: Toensing tapped by U.S. Department of Justice; resigns as GOP vice chair

2019-06-17T12:00:06-04:00June 10th, 2019|Announcement, Media Coverage, Vermont|

by Anne Galloway and Colin Meyn VT Digger Private attorney and GOP activist Brady Toensing is leaving Vermont to take a senior counsel position with the U.S. Department of Justice. He starts work for the Office of Legal Policy Monday. Toensing, 51, announced his resignation as vice chair of the Vermont Republican Party on May [...]

10 06, 2019

Grimes: Authorized Power Outages Leave Californians Sweltering and In the Dark

2019-06-10T18:18:04-04:00June 10th, 2019|California, Grimes, Media Coverage|

by Katy Grimes, Senior Media Fellow and California Globe Editor As appearing in the California Globe Unreliable renewal energy is ideology over necessity Over the weekend, PG&E turned off power in Napa, during a heat wave, only restoring power later in the day. More power outages came at 9 p.m. to customers in Butte County, [...]

6 06, 2019

Grimes: New Bureau of Environmental Justice Seeking Funding and Enforcement Power?

2019-06-10T18:10:13-04:00June 6th, 2019|California, Green Groups, Grimes, Media Coverage, Socialism|

by Katy Grimes, Senior Media Fellow and California Globe Editor As appearing in the California Globe The DOJ’s agency within an agency appears redundant In February of 2018, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra created the Bureau of Environmental Justice within the Environment Section at the California Department of Justice. The mission of this agency within [...]

25 05, 2019

Grimes: Dems Squabble on Bill to Expedite California Environmental Review on Development Projects

2019-05-30T14:27:57-04:00May 25th, 2019|California, Green Groups, Grimes, Media Coverage, Socialism|

by Katy Grimes, Senior Media Fellow and California Globe Editor As appearing in the California Globe The bill would expedite CEQA litigation, when used to delay or slay a project A bill by Sen. Anna Caballero (D-Salinas) to expedite California Environmental Quality Act provisions and judicial reviews on many types of developments, exposed a divide [...]

23 05, 2019

Grimes: Despite Double The Water Average In 2019, CA Imposing Water Rationing And Regulations

2019-05-30T14:33:41-04:00May 23rd, 2019|California, Green Groups, Grimes, Media Coverage, Water|

by Katy Grimes, Senior Media Fellow and California Globe Editor As appearing in the California Globe California’s Water Law: 55 gallons per person per day despite 200 percent snowpack California is abundant in natural resources: water, oil and natural gas, seafood, timber and minerals. Yet, the state has imposed water rationing on the state’s residents [...]

22 05, 2019

Walcher: Make Those Nasty Drivers Pay!

2019-05-22T11:09:11-04:00May 22nd, 2019|Media Coverage, New York, Walcher|

by E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow Greg Walcher As appearing in the The American Spectator Louisiana Senator Russell Long famously explained how most people feel about taxes: “Don’t tax you; don’t tax me; tax that fellow behind the tree.” It was an apt description of our natural desire to make other people pay for things we [...]

20 05, 2019

Grimes: Air Board Regulator Threatens Trump and California With Drastic Auto Regulations

2019-05-22T11:02:06-04:00May 20th, 2019|California, Conflict of Interest, Grimes, Media Coverage, Socialism|

by Katy Grimes, Senior Media Fellow and California Globe Editor As appearing in the California Globe Another regulatory onslaught aimed at California’s oil and gas industry California’s top environmental regulator, California Air Resources Board Chairwoman Mary Nichols, has stepped up the state’s war against the Trump Administration, as well as the state’s residents by threatening [...]

10 04, 2019

Richardson: Hypocrisy Runs Rampant in California Climate Case

2019-04-11T13:49:14-04:00April 10th, 2019|"Climate Change", California, Conflict of Interest, Media Coverage, Richardson, Suits|

by E&E Legal Craig Richardson As appearing on InsideSources Time is running out for Oakland and San Francisco politicians who are desperately trying to salvage their failing bid to grab billions of dollars from oil companies, including Exxon, Chevron, BP and Conoco Phillips. Their meritless lawsuit was dismissed and now their case hinges on an [...]

8 03, 2019

Walcher: Winning elections and keeping promises

2019-03-12T12:15:26-04:00March 8th, 2019|Colorado, Energy, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow Greg Walcher As appearing in The Daily Sentinel One of the most frustrating aspects of American politics is the failure of elected officials to do what they promised. We resent politicians who campaign on an issue — say repealing Obamacare — and seem to forget it after the election. [...]

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