NO CONNECTION A recent opinion article made the claim that oil and gas production in California has played a role in the ongoing drought and poses a potential threat to aquifers. Sadly, this calls into question the work done by local, state and federal regulatory agencies in overseeing the state’s oil and gas industry. The oil and gas industry in California is the most regulated in the United States and issues raised concerning it are thoroughly reviewed and appropriate regulatory action taken. Oil and gas production has coexisted with agricultural and residential uses in California for over 100 years,...Read More
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NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION This New Year’s resolution should be pretty obvious, particularly when it comes to diet: 2017 will go down in history as the year when plant-based meats revolutionized the food industry. A dozen start-ups, led by Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, are creating plant-based burgers and other meats that are more delicious, convenient and healthy than the old-fashioned animal-based variety. They are backed by tech industry pioneers like Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Google principals Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt, and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel. Even animal meat behemoth Tyson Foods has announced a $150 million venture capital...Read More
GET OVER IT Although I am as dismayed as anyone by Trump’s election, and although I agree that the Electoral College is undemocratic and outmoded, the sentiments too often expressed that Trump’s election is invalid on account of the larger popular vote for Clinton are wrong. The candidates played by the rules then in place and directed their strategies to winning the Electoral College vote. Had there been no Electoral College, the strategies would have been different and Trump likely would have won the popular vote. Disappointed voters should do what they can to see that Trump’s dangerous policies...Read More
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- Jon Guynn December 13, 2016
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