Opinion: Until California curbs its oil refineries, it won’t meet its climate goals

“While Gov. Jerry Brown and other California leaders bask under an international spotlight at this week’s Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, there is one highly relevant topic they’re not likely to bring up: oil refineries. That’s because refineries are crucially absent from California’s climate change strategy. The state has justifiably gotten credit for…

Plan to reconsider California desert protection plan will hurt state’s renewable efforts

“The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) was developed through an eight-year collaborative process involving local residents and recreation users, federal, state and local government agencies, utilities, renewable energy developers and conservationists. The end result yielded more than 400,000 acres of land where renewable energy development is incentivized. The State of California has confirmed that…
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