Submitted by Jamie Court on Mon, 10/12/2015 - 11:15
Governor Brown appointed the California Energy Commission (CEC) Petroleum Market Advisory (PMAC) to look into potential market manipulation by oil refiners in the state.
That's going to be hard to do now that the trade association for oil refiners, the Western States Petroleum Association, is telling the CEC and PMAC it won't participate in any discussions about supply disruptions or gas price spikes. In other words, FU.
It will require that law enforcement get a warrant before poking around in our digital records. If the cops want to search your desk for letters and files, they need a warrant. But who relies on paper files and letters these days?
Submitted by Liza Tucker on Wed, 09/30/2015 - 11:59
As government scrutiny intensifies on ExxonMobil, the company is apparently getting out of the state. Exxon is reportedly selling its hobbled Torrance refinery in the wake of an investigation into management's responsibility for an explosion Feb.18 that endangered workers and the community.
Submitted by Eddie Barrera on Fri, 09/18/2015 - 11:52
The crowded hallways outside of the Legislature's chambers may now be empty but that doesn't mean the fervent lobbying to kill pending legislation is over.
With more than 600 bills sitting at the governor's desk, we are keeping an eye on bills that protect privacy, healthcare, elections, consumer rights and the environment. Below are some of the bills we are watching: