A member of the California State legislature, Assemblyman Phil Ting, wants to ban paper receipts. It would be the first state to do so, he says, “leading the nation.” Swell.
By Ron Stein The problem with the Paris Climate Agreement, the National Climate Assessment report, and other forecasts, is that most of the nations of the world have bought into the “forecasted conclusions” regardless of the validity of the assumptions.
By Ronald Stein It has been 10 years since passage of California Proposition 1A the High-Speed Rail Act that approved the $9.95 billion bond, a down payment on a high-speed rail project that was optimistically estimated by proponents at that time to cost $40 billion. Today, the California high-speed rail cost may approach $100 billion. Public enthusiasm is obviously dwindling.
Historians have found no conclusive evidence that the Emperor Nero was playing his lyre during Rome's great fire. He wasn't even in the city. Future historians will have no problem documenting that Governor Brown and the Greens chose ideology over effective forest management, fire fighting and prevention.
California's state’s forests and adjacent grasslands are a tinder box waiting to explode. Yet Gov. Brown has never called for an overhaul of these disastrous policies.
Governor Brown, if you are still searching for the anthropogenic link to California's tragic fires, we expect somewhere in the governor's mansion there’s probably a mirror.
By Ron Stein California is the fifth largest economy in the world. By trying to force its climate and energy policies on the nation, California may be putting the U.S. at national security risk.
By Ronald Stein California is home to the largest crude oil reserves in America, but the States’ choice to not drill for that oil requires in-state manufacturers to “export” billions of dollars annually to oil rich foreign countries to import their oil to meet the state’s energy demands.
By Ronald Stein Closing ANY refinery in California or nationwide would result in a PERMANENT hit to the economy and increased emissions from foreign suppliers.
The USA is now a net exporter of crude oil, with crude oil exports exceeding imports. This oil boom is beneficial to 49 states, but not to California.
California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has proposed banning a critical refinery process technology at two Southern California refineries that is required for manufacturing cleaner-burning gasoline.
Nothing reveals the disparities between the "haves" and the "have nots" like a climate conference. WATCH NOW
California households are already paying about 40 percent more than the national average for electricity and $1.00 more per gallon of gas.
California's mistaken new energy law spells trouble for everyone. As business flees, the politicians in Sacramento are going to want to inflict the same burdens on the rest of us to "make things fair." This energy-wound is self inflicted. California should adopt a wiser course and others should avoid repeating their mistake.
All of these proposals remains “magical thinking” at this point, according to an editorial in the journal Nature.