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White House To Revoke Waiver Allowing California To Set Its Own Emissions Standards

White House To Revoke Waiver Allowing California To Set Its Own Emissions StandardsThe end of the state’s Obama-era waiver is seen by many as the latest move to undo a years-long push to produce more fuel efficient cars.(Image credit: Damian Dovarganes/AP) ….. Read More.NPR – Politics | Politics & GovernmentWed, September 18, 20191 day ago


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The Trump Administration Will Prevent California From Setting Its Own Fuel Efficiency Stan...

The Trump Administration Will Prevent California From Setting Its Own Fuel Efficiency Stan…The Trump administration is expected to announce on Wednesday that it will strip California from having any legal authority to require stricter tailpipe pollution standards than the federal government, the New York Times reported Tuesday. The Times reports: The formal revocation of California’s authority to set its own rules on tailpipe pollution—the United States’ largest source of greenhouse emissions—will be announced Wednesday afternoon at a private event at the Washington headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency, according to two people familiar with the matter. The move will come after the Justice Department opened an antitrust investigation into the four automakers that had bypassed the White House to reach a deal on emissions rules directly with California. After the Wall Street Journal uncovered details of the probe in September, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Representative David Cicilline (D-R.I.) said in a…


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California Gov. Gavin Newsom signs law reclassifying some gig economy workers

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signs law reclassifying some gig economy workersCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill redefining some independent contractors as employees, depending on the nature of their work. ….. Read More.UPI – United States | United States NewsWed, September 18, 201916 hours ago


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The California city where students with disabilities are ‘segregated’

The California city where students with disabilities are ‘segregated’In the Sacramento city school district, nearly half of students with disabilities are separated from peers. A lawsuit claims the district is violating federal lawStephen’s teachers started sending him to the separate room when he was in first grade.Now 10, Stephen has been diagnosed with autism and anxiety. His mom said that when he got frustrated and behaved in ways teachers found disruptive – breaking pencils, blurting out or crumpling paper – educators swiftly removed him from the classroom, sending him to a room where he would sit the rest of the day without access to school work. Continue reading… ….. Read More.THE GUARDIAN – General | World News & EventsThu, September 19, 20194 hours ago


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Impossible Foods will make its grocery store debut in California

Impossible Foods will make its grocery store debut in CaliforniaGelson’s, an upscale grocery store chain with 27 locations across Southern California, will sell 12-ounce packages of the Impossible Burger. ….. Read More.CNBC – Business | Business & CommerceThu, September 19, 20192 hours ago


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California Vows To Take Trump To Court Over Emissions Standards

California Vows To Take Trump To Court Over Emissions StandardsNPR’s Noel King talks to California Gov. Gavin Newsom about why it’s important for his state to keep its stringent auto emission standards, as the Trump administration tries to roll them back. ….. Read More.NPR – Politics | Politics & GovernmentThu, September 19, 20196 hours ago


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