Articles by Adam Beam

California Governor Wants Ban on New Fracking by 2024

Gov. Gavin Newsom said said California will stop issuing fracking permits by 2024 and halt all oil drilling by 2045, using his authority to take on the state’s powerful oil and gas industry in a year he will likely face …

California Legislature Oks Bill Requiring Hospitality Businesses to Rehire Displaced Workers

Now that Gov. Gavin Newsom is letting more businesses reopen as coronavirus cases decline, the California Legislature on has passed a bill requiring some hotels, stadiums other hospitality companies to offer laid-off workers their jobs back. Hospitality companies were some …

California Targets Urgent Projects as Wildfire Season Looms

California is in such an urgent race with another devastating wildfire season that officials began soliciting local project ideas even before they had money to pay for them. It faces such a threat of drought that the governor said Tuesday …

California Lawmakers Introduce Proposal to Ban Fracking by 2027

New legislation would ban all fracking in California by 2027, taking aim at the powerful oil and gas industry in the state already planning to ban the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035. Progressive California has long been a …

California Governor Planning $4 B for Economic Recovery

After spending most of 2020 telling small businesses to close and limit their customers, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday proposed $4 billion worth of state spending he says will help them survive in 2021. Newsom was the first U.S. …

California Wants Hospitals to Test All Workers for Virus

California has asked hospitals to ramp up their coronavirus testing amid a surge of new cases, urging them to test health care workers at least once per week while testing all new patients before admitting them. California reported 7,787 confirmed …

California Governor Planning to Ban Sale of New Gas Vehicles in 15 Years

California will ban the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks in 15 years, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced in late September, establishing a timeline in the nation’s most populous state that could force U.S. automakers to shift their zero-emission …

California Governor Planning to Ban Sale of New Gas Vehicles in 15 Years

California will ban the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks in 15 years, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday, establishing a timeline in the nation’s most populous state that could force U.S. automakers to shift their zero-emission efforts into …

California Governor Signs Workers’ Comp Law Protecting Workers from Virus

California companies must warn their workers of any potential exposure to the coronavirus and must pay their employees workers compensation benefits if they get sick with the disease under two laws that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed last week. Newsom, a …

California Approves First-in-U.S. Electric Truck Sales Rule

California regulators approved new rules on June 25 that would force automakers to sell more electric work trucks and delivery vans, a first-of-its-kind rule aimed at helping the nation’s most populous state clean up its worst-in-the-nation air quality. The rules …