March 11, 2013

On August 2012, an explosion and fire at Chevron’s Richmond, California refinery sent over 15,000 residents to the hospital with symptoms ranging from eye irritation to respiratory problems. A swift and effective grassroots response has resulted in significant victories for Richmond community members and the statewide environmental justice movement. Chevron …

July 14, 2011

By TOM FAHEY State House Bureau Chief CONCORD — A second legislative attempt to block local fire and planning officials from setting rules on residential sprinklers has been vetoed. Gov. John Lynch Wednesday vetoed Senate Bill 91, saying it intrudes too far on local authority. SB 91 bars towns and cities …

January 3, 2011

Federal Register, Dec. 22, 2010. The U.S Department of Energy (DOE) waives the general rule of Federal preemption for energy conservation standards under 42 U.S.C. 6297(c) with respect to any State regulation concerning the water use or water efficiency of faucets, showerheads, water closets and urinals if such State regulation is: …

August 6, 2010

By Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times, August 4, 2010 Wanting to do it the San Francisco way, the city isn’t waiting for a similar state measure before possibly broadening its current ban to apply to all retailers and adding a nickel fee for paper bags. Read the article