Henry T Perea http://kvpr.org en California Bill Would Delay Cap And Trade Transportation Fuel Permits http://kvpr.org/post/california-bill-would-delay-cap-and-trade-transportation-fuel-permits <p>A California Assemblyman has introduced a bill that would delay part of the state’s greenhouse gas reduction program for at least three years. Under the bill, energy companies would be able to put off purchasing “transportation fuel pollution” permits. Capital Public Radio’s Max Pringle reports.</p> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 23:38:03 +0000 Max Pringle - Capital Public Radio 35248 at http://kvpr.org California Bill Would Delay Cap And Trade Transportation Fuel Permits Electric Bill Increase or Fairer California Power Rates? http://kvpr.org/post/electric-bill-increase-or-fairer-california-power-rates <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Legislation that could add a flat fee of up to 10 dollars a month on some California electric bills is up for a key committee vote Friday.&nbsp; As Ben Adler reports from Sacramento, the measure has support from utilities and consumer groups – but it’s sparking pushback from environmental advocates.</span></p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 00:38:47 +0000 Ben Adler - Capital Public Radio 20812 at http://kvpr.org Electric Bill Increase or Fairer California Power Rates? Bill To Move Drinking Water Program Has Governor's Support http://kvpr.org/post/bill-move-drinking-water-program-has-governors-support <div><p>A California Senate Committee will hear a bill Monday that would move the state’s Safe Drinking Water program away from the Department of Public Health. As Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, the department has come under fire for failing to distribute money to communities that need it.</p></div><p>The Department of Public Health has been criticized by both the EPA and some lawmakers for failing to distribute nearly a half billion dollars to communities for clean drinking water.</p> Sat, 10 Aug 2013 01:07:12 +0000 Amy Quinton 19815 at http://kvpr.org Bill To Move Drinking Water Program Has Governor's Support Deal Speeds Athletes Workers' Comp Bill Through Capitol Committee http://kvpr.org/post/deal-speeds-athletes-workers-comp-bill-through-capitol-committee <p class="p1">A workers’ compensation bill that’s provoked a high-stakes lobbying fight between professional sports teams and players unions has passed a key hurdle in the California legislature.</p><p class="p1">The bill would prevent out-of-state athletes from filing claims in California’s workers’ comp system.&nbsp; Under a deal reached to move the measure forward, athletes who spend part of their career in the state would be eligible only if they play a certain amount of time for California teams.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 01:39:57 +0000 Ben Adler 18135 at http://kvpr.org Deal Speeds Athletes Workers' Comp Bill Through Capitol Committee EPA and Lawmakers Call Lack of Clean Drinking Water Unacceptable http://kvpr.org/post/epa-and-lawmakers-call-lack-clean-drinking-water-unacceptable <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Environmental Protection Agency says California is violating the Safe Drinking Water Act. EPA says the state’s Department of Public Health has failed to spend nearly a $500 million in federal money to provide safe drinking water. It’s estimated the state will have to spend $40 billion over the next two decades to fix the problem.&nbsp; As Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, some lawmakers are outraged by what they see as a bureaucratic nightmare within the Department.</span></p> Sat, 08 Jun 2013 01:47:04 +0000 Amy Quinton 16433 at http://kvpr.org EPA and Lawmakers Call Lack of Clean Drinking Water Unacceptable