Monthly Archives: October 2011

Rep. Pete Stark introduces H.B. 3242, Save Our Climate Act

California Democratic House member, Pete Stark, has introduced a bill that seeks to place a price on carbon — $10 added each year per ton of carbon product that will be burned and emit carbon dioxide. That fee is applied … Continue reading

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The scientific finding that settles the climate-change debate. Washington Post Editorial

By Eugene Robinson, Published: October 24 For the clueless or cynical diehards who deny global warming, it’s getting awfully cold out there. The latest icy blast of reality comes from an eminent scientist whom the climate-change skeptics once lauded as one of their … Continue reading

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Military lauded for green energy support – Letter to the Editor SD U-T (10-17-11)

I’d like to thank these senior military officers who authored “Why we must support clean energy: national security” (Opinion, Oct. 13) for their insight and clear direction. With the military urging prompt action to combat climate change and redouble our … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit affirms dismissal of toxic tort plaintiffs who failed to make prima facie case of exposure and causation.

Avila v. Willits Environmental Remediation Trust, 633 F.3d 828 (9th Cir. 2011), cert. denied (2011 U.S. LEXIS 5526, Oct. 3, 2011) The Ninth Circuit dismissed portions of a mass toxic tort case by affirming the discretion of the district court … Continue reading

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Summary of case showing how a homeowners’ association’s CC&Rs can conflict with an owner’s solar energy plans

Teroso Del Valle Homeowners Assoc. v. Griffin (October 3, 2011) Cal. Court of Appeal (Second District, Division 2) B222531 Interesting case showing how a homeowners’ association’s CC&Rs can conflict with an owner’s solar energy plans: SUMMARY OF KEY FACTS: After … Continue reading

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Turning the Titanic with John Reaves

Turning the Titanic

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