NSPR News Brief: March 20

Mar 20, 2017

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Big Oil: Keep Cap & Trade: One of the major trade groups representing the oil industry wants California’s Cap & Trade carbon reduction program re-authorized before it expires in 2020. Industry officials with the Western States Petroleum Association haven’t exactly gone green though, they’re worried that without it, state officials could simply impose pollution limits.

Can Aviation Fuel Burn Cleaner?: State environmental regulators are studying ways to encourage refiners to produce cleaner burning aviation fuel. Airline fuel is estimated to account for two to three percent of all greenhouse gas emissions.

Fired Up: While he’s easily sailed to re-election and firmly holds a seat considered a lock for Republicans, Congressman Doug LaMalfa faced withering criticism from a packed auditorium in Grass Valley Saturday, where he held a town hall meeting. Local residents vilified the Trump administration’s priorities as LaMalfa tried to fend off criticism.

Did you catch the California Report?: Another look at LaMalfa’s town hall meeting and a closer look at the efforts of two state Senators who hope to substantially reform the state’s juvenile justice system