gas prices http://kvpr.org en New Poll: Support For Global Warming Laws Drop If Energy Prices Rise http://kvpr.org/post/new-poll-support-global-warming-laws-drop-if-energy-prices-rise <div><p>A new <a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1110">Public Policy Institute of California poll</a> finds a strong majority of Californians support the state’s laws to combat global warming. But as Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, that support drops amid concerns about rising gas and electricity prices.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:54:20 +0000 Amy Quinton - Capital Public Radio 36195 at http://kvpr.org New Poll: Support For Global Warming Laws Drop If Energy Prices Rise Price at the Pump to Go Up Monday Thanks to "Gas Tax Swap" http://kvpr.org/post/price-pump-go-monday-thanks-gas-tax-swap <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The price at the pump goes up today/Monday in California – by 3 ½ cents per gallon of gasoline.&nbsp; As Ben Adler reports from Sacramento, that’s because of a particularly complex part of an old state budget deal.</span></p><p>California tax law is full of confusing formulas with colorful names, like the triple flip and the single sales factor.&nbsp; Here, we’re talking about something called the gas tax swap.&nbsp; It stems from the 2010 budget deal in the heart of the recession.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 29 Jun 2013 19:10:58 +0000 Ben Adler 17559 at http://kvpr.org Price at the Pump to Go Up Monday Thanks to "Gas Tax Swap" On Valley Edition: Fresno Police Consolidation; Gas Prices; Via Arte http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-fresno-police-consolidation-gas-prices-arte <p><strong>Segment 1: Police &amp; Sheriff Consolidation in Fresno</strong><br>Should the Fresno Police Department and Fresno County Sheriff's Department consider consolidating or merging their operations? That's the question a new study commissioned by the Fresno City Council seeks to answer.</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 19:13:36 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 5193 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Fresno Police Consolidation; Gas Prices; Via Arte Early Switch to Winter Blend Fuel Unlikely To Harm Air Quality http://kvpr.org/post/early-switch-winter-blend-fuel-unlikely-harm-air-quality <p></p><p class="p1">The California Air Resources Board says refineries can begin producing and selling winter-blend gasoline.</p><p class="p1">The blend is usually not sold until October 31<sup>st</sup> because it’s a more volatile compound and its quick evaporation can harm air quality during hot weather.</p><p class="p1">But Governor Jerry Brown requested the early switch because of the recent gas price spikes.&nbsp;</p><p class="p2">The Board’s Dave Cleggern says with the cooler weather he doubts it will have any negative environmental effect.</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 22:45:28 +0000 Amy Quinton 5149 at http://kvpr.org