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  • Strict scrutiny for fracking

    Gov. Jerry Brown has released draft regulations to govern fracking in California that very closely follow the lines of a bill passed this year by the Legislature. The problem is that the bill itself, though better than nothing, is not strong enough to...
  • 'Fracking' moratorium proposed by two L.A. City Council members

    'Fracking' moratorium proposed by two L.A. City Council members
    Los Angeles City Council members Paul Koretz and Mike Bonin are calling for a moratorium on the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” which is used by energy companies to extract hard-to-reach oil. In a prepared statement Tuesday,...
  • Time is running out for sensible action on fracking regulations

    Time is running out for sensible action on fracking regulations
    SACRAMENTO—California may be on the brink of another great oil boom. It consequently could be heading into an environmental disaster. A state senator from Agoura Hills is trying to allow the first while heading off the second. Democrat Fran...
  • California Legislature passes fracking regulation bill

    SACRAMENTO — A heavily lobbied bill that would give California the nation's toughest regulation of a controversial oil drilling technique won easy passage Wednesday from the Legislature. The bill now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown, who said Wednesday...
  • A fracking bill gone bad

    Some level of regulation of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is preferable to none. Except if the helpful aspects are canceled out by more problematic ones. That is the case with SB 4, passed by the Assembly on Wednesday. It goes back to the state...
  • Senate appointments set up battle over revamping environmental law

     
    Senate leader's appointments might head off dramatic change to CEQA...
  • Lawmakers to hold hearing on fracking

     
    State lawmakers will hold a hearing next month to examine the regulation of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," in California. Unlike other major oil-producing states, California does not require energy firms to disclose where they use the...
  • Sen. Pavley leads in fundraising against GOP contender Todd Zink

     
    Sen. Pavley, a Democrat, leads in fundraising over Republican Zink in the election for the 27th Senate District contest....
  • California film tax credit extension moves forward in Legislature

     
    The California Senate on Tuesday approved a two-year extension of tax credits for the film and television industry, providing $100 million annually through July 2017. "The film and television industry is critically important to the economic vitality of...
  • California Senate leader skips national convention, focuses on state races

     
    California Senate leader skips convention to focus on state races...
  • Independent PACs top $17 million on California legislative races

     
    California legislative races are being inundated by spending from campaign committees that are independent from the candidates and therefore exempt from normal funding limits, the state’s campaign watchdog agency reports. Independent expenditure...
  • Fran Pavley wins 27th state Senate District

     
    State Sen. Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) defeated Republican prosecutor Todd Zink in the newly drawn 27th Senate District, preliminary election results show....