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Sacramento, Calif. August 30, 2014 - California's state legislature passed the "Gun Violence Restraining Order (AB 1014)," legislation that would allow family members or law enforcement to petition a court to remove firearms from someone temporarily if they believe there is a risk of injury or death. The bill now goes to the desk...
Sacramento August 30, 2014 - Legislators in California sent a clear message to the plastics industry today when the State Senate passed SB 270 today with a 22-15 vote to ban single-use plastic grocery bags.
Environmental groups and local government advocates have overcome fierce lobbying by single-use bag manufacturers, intensified in the last few months...
August 29, 2014 - Following a trial earlier this month, today a federal district court judge struck down two components of an anti-abortion Texas omnibus law that has already closed approximately half the state's abortion clinics and threatened to restrict access to safe and legal abortion across the state even further.
The ruling issued...
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 28 2014— A scientific review released today by the federal government finds that fracking pollution threatens California's air and water, but the study is based on just a few months of data and suffers from state regulators' unlawful failure to report information on more than 100 instances of fracking and other...
Aug. 29, 2014 - Tolstoy wrote in "War and Peace" that "kings are the slaves of history." And when the "king" in question depends on the patronage of happy customers for his well-being, his monarchy is also a slave to public opinion. Unfortunately for Burger King, which intends to renounce its American status for...