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Fran Pavley

California's 'Up-Wing' Governors: Jerry Brown, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gray Davis

William Bradley | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Brown, Schwarzenegger, and Davis are not so much left-wing figures or right-wing figures as they are up-wing figures, i.e., political leaders who place a special emphasis on big think/think big future-oriented policies that position California on the global cutting edge.

Kate Sheppard

Big Enviro Groups Bail On State's Major Fracking Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- California passed what is arguably the toughest bill regulating hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the country on Wednesday, and Gov....

How the New Politics May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Terry Tamminen | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics
Terry Tamminen

Two years ago, the Koch brothers spent millions on a ballot measure that would have effectively overturned AB32. Campaign ads were ubiquitous and misleading, but the American Lung Association testified the real result of the measure would be dirty air and higher asthma rates.

California Lawmaker Wants The R-Word Out Of State Laws

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 03.08.2012 | Los Angeles

A state legislator introduced a bill to remove the word "retarded" from California's law books on Wednesday, calling the word outdated and demeaning. ...

California Should Lead Again on Emissions Standards

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 08.27.2011 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

By moving ahead with its own rules, California can bolster the administration's negotiating position with the auto industry. If it declines to send a clear signal now, it risks being hobbled for years by whatever weak action Washington chooses.

Future Cars, Now: The Next Steps To Fight Global Warming

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

Getting the next generation of cars right isn't just good for the planet. It's good for American jobs. It's good for the economy. It's even good for the carmakers.

"The Nine" Results

Carol Muske-Dukes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Muske-Dukes

Thank you to all those who participated in the nomination process to find The Nine -- women chosen by other women as candidates for an international governing body.

California Battles to Ban BPA from Baby Bottles, Sippy Cups and Infant Formula

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

You may not be familiar with the chemical bisphenol A, commonly known as BPA, but there is an excellent chance that BPA is very familiar with you.

Obama's New California-Based Climate Policy: Six Key Things To Know

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
William Bradley

Obama announced Tuesday that he is making California's standard for greater vehicle fuel efficiency and reduced greenhouse gas emissions the new national standard.

Everybody Wins With Obama's Clean Cars Plan, Including a California Teacher

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

NRDC and other environmental groups have long called for federal regulations of global warming emissions from cars. But it is heartening to see the auto industry finally back such an effort as well.

Obama and the California Way On Climate

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
William Bradley

This president isn't going to sacrifice the environment for short-term economic expedience. In fact, he seems to view environmental progress as key to economic progress.

Obama, Arnold, And The Renewed Climate Change Fight

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Despite many rumors, don't look for Schwarzenegger in the Obama administration, at least not now, though candidate Obama mentioned him several times as someone he'd like to appoint.