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‘People’s Alternative To Impeachment’: 4 Things To Know About Recalling Governors

March 2, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Angry Californians, fed up with some of the governor’s policies, started a petition to recall him, knowing that the incumbent had two more years in office until going before voters again. The 1968 push to recall Gov. Ronald Reagan fell on the ash heap of history, however. The effort failed to […]

Governor Newsom’s Recall Challenges

February 8, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ Governor Newsom’s fiscal challenges may be the driving force for the current recall efforts. Under his guidance (I did not use the word leadership), he continues to perpetuate the state’s dysfunctional energy polices and continues to do everything possible to further INCREASE the costs for energy for its 40 million residents. […]

California Lawmakers Sending Fishermen To Ruin

December 12, 2020 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Small business across America have taken a major hit during COVID-19 lockdowns. While Big Box stores have been allowed to stay open and have thrived, mom and pop retailers have been forced to shut down en masse, and many will never reopen. California’s ruling elite has been as brutal as […]

Why California’s Natural Gas Appliance Bans Are Bad Economic And Environmental Policy

October 9, 2020 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ California Gov. Gavin Newsom made headlines a few weeks ago when he signed an executive order to ban the sale of new gas-powered cars in the state by 2035. While the order is concerning for a number of reasons, there’s a more imminent threat of restrictions on affordable, reliable energy. Several cities […]

Subtracting Fossil Fuels Plus Adding Electric Cars Equals Disaster

October 5, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ If California’s struggle to keep the lights on isn’t already dim enough, Golden State residents should brace themselves for even darker prospects with a planned ban on the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035. Recall that utility company responses to the state’s mandate that 60% of electricity come from renewables […]

Ramifications Of California Governor Newsom’s Ban On Gas-Powered Vehicles

October 4, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ Before sky diving, you need to plan ahead by having a parachute before you jump. California Governor Newsom’s recent suicidal jump onto the EV train has a minimum of eight (8) lack-of-a-plan ramifications from his recent Executive order to ban the sale of gas-powered vehicles by 2035 that will be devastating […]

California’s Energy Scorecard Fails On The World Stage

September 20, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ California, with 0.5 percent of the world’s population (40 million vs 8 billion) professes to be the leader of everything and through its dysfunctional energy policies imports more electricity than any other state – currently at 32 percent from the Northwest and Southwest – and has forced California to be the […]

Trump, Newsom Shun Heated Partisanship In Confronting California Wildfires

September 15, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ California Gov. Gavin Newsom personally thanked President Donald Trump on Monday for responding in “record” time to requests for assistance as wildfires rage across his state’s forests. “I want to thank you and acknowledge the work that you’ve done to be immediate in terms of your response to our requests,” Newsom, […]

Politicians Seek To Drive Out Income Opportunities In California

September 1, 2020 by

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By Rachel Greszler ~ With the COVID-19 recession causing high unemployment around the country, now is the time for policymakers to lift barriers to earning an income. With limited operations and selective lockdowns making business activity difficult for both employers and employees—especially workers who have children at home or other obligations—promoting worker flexibility is essential. […]

California Reveals Troubling Energy Future For The Nation

August 28, 2020 by

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By Peter Murphy ~ The State of California was once the land of opportunity, captured by the song, “California Here I Come.” In the latter half of the 20th century, following the end of World War II, the Golden State’s population more than tripled in size, from just over 10.6 million in 1950, to nearly […]

California’s Blackouts Preview The Green New Deal For America

August 27, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Brief evening power blackouts that rolled across California cities and towns during an August 13-14 heat wave offer a warning glimpse of much more dire consequences we can absolutely count on occurring with enactment of the Biden campaign’s “Build Back Better” proposal to immediately eliminate fracking on all public lands, and […]

California Blackout Scapegoating

August 25, 2020 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ By Mark Mathis of The Clear Energy Alliance ~ It’s been 20 years since California ISO has had to order rolling blackouts. The extraordinary move happened on 8/14/2020 affecting millions of people because the state was not prepared for high electricity use during a heatwave. The governor has ordered […]

Rough Energy News For California

August 6, 2020 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ Californians just received terrible news. Marathon Martinez, one of their major refineries, announced that it will go idle indefinitely. This will cost the Golden State thousands of jobs and hamper its economic recovery. Californians already suffer the highest fuel costs in the continental United States.  The loss of this refinery will […]

The Disparate Impact Of California Climate Policies

June 17, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ To the detriment of those that can least afford expensive energy, California climate policies have driven up the cost of electricity and fuels to be among the highest in the country. The cost burdens of those policies may be fueling (no pun intended) the basis of a rebellion as the state’s […]

California Keeps Raising Energy Costs

June 15, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decided on May 28th that climate lawsuits filed by San Mateo County and the cities of San Francisco and Oakland can proceed in state court. This after asserting a California public nuisance claim against five energy companies arising from the role of fossil fuel products […]

California’s Post COVID-19 Financial Catastrophe

May 4, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ Californians will continue to pay some of the highest costs for electricity and fuel use as the State unexpectedly collides catastrophically with the global pandemic that will impact businesses and employment for an unpredictable economic future. The State’s much-touted $21 billion operating-budget surplus is likely to disappear entirely due to declining […]

Governor Newsom Doubling Down To Dismantle The California Economy

December 22, 2019 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ With California’s energy costs for electricity and fuels among the highest in the country, Governor Newsom just doubled down to increase inflation with actions to further reduce oil production and putting more electrical loads on a state that cannot generate enough electricity to meet its own needs. The Governor’s recent actions […]

A California Economy Built On Wind And Solar Is A Mirage

December 21, 2019 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ In its never-ending war to demonstrate political correctness in the era of “climate change,” California lawmakers are demonstrating their ignorance of economics and resource allocation and angering voters across the nation in the process. Just last year, the California legislature enacted a law that requires the state to obtain all of its […]

CalEPA Studying Ways To Sunset The California Economy

November 18, 2019 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ California is about to take one giant step toward following Germany’s failed climate goals which should be a wake-up all for governments everywhere. Yes, you guessed it, our legislatures have authorized CalEPA in the 2019 – 2020 California State budget and Assembly Bill AB 74 to conduct studies and identify strategies […]

Message To California’s Newsom – Blame Fires On Uncleared Fuel, Not The Utility Company

November 12, 2019 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ As California fires rage, nobody is taking responsibility for the unlimited “fuel” for the fires. Rather than addressing ways to reduce the amount of “fuel” awaiting the next spark, homeless campfire, or lightning strike, California Governor Newsom’s solution is for more litigation and a reorganization of a utility company to prevent devastating […]

Californians Are Voting With Their Feet

November 11, 2019 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ Not unlike the Hebrews departing Egypt and the Okies exiting the dust and famine of the 1930’s Midwest, the number of Californians getting the heck out of Dodge so-to-speak is staggering. In just one decade about 5 million Californians left between 2004 and 2013. Roughly 3.9 million people came here from […]

Power Outages, Wildfires Staggering California’s Middle Class

November 6, 2019 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ California is often held up as a bastion of progressivism and equality. However, the reality is that the state is increasingly becoming a place only for the very rich and very poor, with little in between. The latest wildfires and power blackouts in California are—like so many of the state’s bad […]

All Electric?

October 22, 2019 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ By Mark Mathis of The Clear Energy Alliance ~ Does it make sense for our homes and businesses to be all electric? Absolutely not! But that’s where many communities in America are headed. In Berkeley California, the City Council has voted to ban natural gas in all new low-rise […]

California’s War On Citizenship

October 21, 2019 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ California—a one-party state dominated by progressives—has become the model for where progressivism will go when completely unchecked. Now, even the basic concept of citizenship is under full-blown assault as the state has moved on from being a “sanctuary state” for illegal immigrants to outright insisting that noncitizens have the same access […]