The subjective environmental law that rules every land-use project

sonomasun – excerpt Land use projects in Sonoma are always subject to CEQA, California’s Environmental Quality Act. This does not mean every project is required to undergo an extensive and expensive process of environmental evaluation, but it does mean every land use project needs to be declared either subject to the act, or exempt from … More The subjective environmental law that rules every land-use project

The promise of chemical recycling

By Allan Gerlat : recyclingtoday – excerpt Proponents say chemical recycling offers a way to recover plastics that are unsuited to traditional mechanical recycling methods. At a time when headlines scream about plastic choking the oceans, companies around the world are searching for ways to repurpose end-of-life plastics. For some, the answer might be found … More The promise of chemical recycling

A series of articles on Gut and Amend and Bait and Switch

We first noticed the problem when Wiener replaced the contents of SB592 to beat the deadline date for introducing legislation. Now he has pulled the same tactic on Senate Bill 268 that dealt with welfare benefits. He is using this bill to overturn a ballot transparency bill to hide the spending plans on tax and … More A series of articles on Gut and Amend and Bait and Switch

Wiener’s gut-and-replace a bad tactic

By Susan Kirsch : marinpost – excerpt State Sen. Scott Wiener of San Francisco is using shameful tactics to pass ill-conceived housing legislation. His behavior tarnishes his reputation and worsens already low approval ratings of his colleagues. In May, Wiener’s high-density housing bill (State Bill 50) was shelved by the Senate Appropriations Committee. This one-size-fits-all … More Wiener’s gut-and-replace a bad tactic

Generational Trends in Vehicle Ownership and Use: Are Millennials Any Different?

By Christopher R. Knittel, Elizabeth Murphy : nber – excerpt NBER Working Paper No. 25674 Issued in March 2019 Anecdotes that Millennials fundamentally differ from prior generations are numerous in the popular press. One claim is that Millennials, happy to rely on public transit or ride-hailing, are less likely to own vehicles and travel less … More Generational Trends in Vehicle Ownership and Use: Are Millennials Any Different?