Senator Wiener's bill, aimed at making it easier to build housing at a time when the state is suffering from a debilitating shortage, has, to put it mildly, ignited a robust debate in activist circles.
Cap-and-trade is working, says CARB, but needs to work harder. Meanwhile federal support is disappearing, and the administration may actively undermine the state's work. And disagreement about a definition cloaks a wider point of conflict on cap-and-trade.
California's new gas tax is either a boondoggle to line the pockets of politicians, or the beginning of a new, pothole-free day for California roads, depending on perspective. But it's necessary, and it's not even enough money anyway.
A batch of bills signed by Governor Brown this week were related to increasing the number of zero emission vehicles in California, making them available to people who wouldn't be able to afford them, and increasing the number of charging stations available in the public sphere.