Who Needs More Government Regulations?

Jun 2, 2010

Campaign season expands the chorus of voices shouting to anyone who’ll listen that America is over-regulated, that regulations hurt business, that regulations kill jobs. Not that the chorus only sings this song during election years. Corporations spend billions of dollars trying to persuade the California Legislature and the Congress that regulations are the apogee of evil. Corporations spend millions in California on candidates that will sing the same song. They spend millions more on initiatives to relieve the burden on their profits. Read More >

Having Trouble Deciding?

Jun 1, 2010

I've certainly been there. You stare at your ballot. You see some names you're relatively familiar with. You sweat a little. Who to choose? Who. To. Choose? If you're lucky, you're deciding between two great candidates. If you're not, well... let's just hope you are. In trying to decide who to vote for, you check your trusted references (i.e. CLCV -- thanks by the way). But something doesn’t quite add up. The endorsements don’t quite match what you had heard elsewhere from other sources.

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New Honors For Big Polluters Who Put Up Big Bucks To Keep Polluting

Apr 19, 2010

Valero and Tesoro...names that sound like hill towns in Tuscany rather than the monikers of two mega-polluting oil companies who put up millions to do away with California's landmark AB 32 greenhouse gas reduction law.  Read More >

How You Win

Mar 18, 2010

Reading the newspapers these days always reminds me of one of my favorite quotes from The American President. President Andrew Shepherd finally addresses the press after countless assaults on him from his opponent, Bob Rumson: Read More >

John A. Perez, 68th Speaker of the California Assembly

Mar 2, 2010

John A. Pérez was sworn in as Speaker of the California Assembly yesterday in the State Capitol. He brings to the Speakership a deep compassion for and commitment to California’s needy. Pérez is a longtime labor leader and a longtime environmental leader, serving 10 years as a CLCV Board Member.  Read More >

CLCV and LCV Release Scores of Calif. Senators, Members of House

Feb 22, 2010

Today, the California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV) joined the national League of Conservation Voters (LCV) in releasing the 2009 National Environmental Scorecard, revealing scores for the California delegation in the first session of the 111th Congress. Read More >

Obama on the Environment: A Quick Look at What Was Said in the State of the Union Address

Feb 10, 2010

With America facing the serious repercussions from our years of inaction around climate change and energy instability, President Obama focused on these critical issues early in his State of the Union address.  Keeping to his line of bipartisanship that he established during his election campaign, Obama offered a mix of solutions to these crises.  But by trying to please everyone just enough, will he be able to bring people from across the aisle together to pass the real solutions that we need so badly need?

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