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March 8, 1996 | JAMES BORNEMEIER
When the Safeway supermarket chain wanted to set up a distribution warehouse outside the Central Valley town of Tracy a few years back, its plans were confounded by the presence of the kit fox, an endangered species. The company had started construction after getting approval from county and state officials. But the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service stepped in and ordered a habitat mitigation plan, nearly sinking the entire project and its 1,000 jobs.
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August 30, 2006 | Gary Polakovic, Times Staff Writer
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein joined environmentalists Tuesday to urge defeat of a bill in Congress that they say will open the California coast to a new wave of oil and gas exploration. The Democratic senator from California took the unusual step of holding a news conference in Santa Monica -- that overlooked waves lapping the shore -- to plead for public support against the Deep Ocean Energy Act. Feinstein said the bill, sponsored by California Rep. Richard W.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 2005 | Bettina Boxall, Times Staff Writer
A House committee chaired by Rep. Richard Pombo is considering a list of budgetary actions that includes selling off 15 national park sites around the country, requiring the park service to raise money by selling millions of dollars in advertising, and opening coastal waters and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 2005 | Bettina Boxall, Times Staff Writer
A House committee chaired by Rep. Richard Pombo is considering a list of budgetary actions that includes selling off 15 national park sites around the country, requiring the park service to raise money by selling millions of dollars in advertising, and opening coastal waters and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 2006 | Gary Polakovic, Times Staff Writer
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein joined environmentalists Tuesday to urge defeat of a bill in Congress that they say will open the California coast to a new wave of oil and gas exploration. The Democratic senator from California took the unusual step of holding a news conference in Santa Monica -- that overlooked waves lapping the shore -- to plead for public support against the Deep Ocean Energy Act. Feinstein said the bill, sponsored by California Rep. Richard W.
NEWS
July 12, 1993 | MICHAEL ROSS and WILLIAM J. EATON and MELISSA HEALY
ESCALATING AIR WARS: In attacks rare for a non-election year, Republicans have been running radio ads against two dozen Democratic House members who voted for the President's deficit-cutting plan. "Largest tax increase in American history," the ads railed, urging constituents to protest. . . . Democrats attempted to blunt the charges with ads accusing Republicans of "trying to block real change" by supporting "tax breaks for the rich."
OPINION
November 20, 2005
Re "Some Fear a Vast Sell-Off of U.S. Land," Nov. 16 Reps. Richard W. Pombo (R-Tracy) and Jim Gibbons (R-Nevada) have in mind the destruction of our wilderness system. Their plan would fragment natural areas, rendering impossible wide-area habitat restoration and species protection. Fine, they say: All the better to run snowmobiles and dune buggies, build wilderness strip malls and, surely, better for our campaign donors to make a buck. Pandering to special interests with America's land is a crime against nature and all of us. ROBERT SIEBERT Orange
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Bidding for the World War II battleship Iowa has been opened to any California community willing to give it a permanent home. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Rep. Richard W. Pombo (R-Tracy) agreed to open bidding for the ship to any California town or city. The Iowa is now moored in Suisun Bay, about 30 miles northeast of San Francisco. Pombo had previously supported donating the 63-year-old ship to the Port of Stockton.
BUSINESS
July 23, 2005 | From Dow Jones/Associated Press
Three leaders in the congressional campaign to discourage Chinese oil company CNOOC Ltd.'s acquisition of Unocal Corp. accepted campaign contributions from rival suitor Chevron Corp. in recent weeks, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission. Rep. Richard W. Pombo (R-Tracy), Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) and Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) have been among the most vocal on Capitol Hill in criticizing CNOOC's proposed deal as anti-competitive and a threat to national security.
NEWS
February 22, 2005 | Scott Doggett
Two members of Congress introduced a bill to open the Farallon National Wildlife Refuge to visitors. But scientists say the 211-acre island refuge off the San Francisco coast should remain off-limits to the public to protect marine mammals, including the endangered Steller sea lion, and the largest seabird breeding colony in the lower 48 states.
NEWS
March 8, 1996 | JAMES BORNEMEIER
When the Safeway supermarket chain wanted to set up a distribution warehouse outside the Central Valley town of Tracy a few years back, its plans were confounded by the presence of the kit fox, an endangered species. The company had started construction after getting approval from county and state officials. But the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service stepped in and ordered a habitat mitigation plan, nearly sinking the entire project and its 1,000 jobs.
BUSINESS
June 21, 2005 | From Reuters
Two California congressmen have urged the Bush administration to thoroughly review any bid by China's CNOOC Ltd. to acquire Unocal Corp., a letter made available Monday said. CNOOC, China's third-largest oil group, has said it is considering a counteroffer to try to trump Chevron Corp.'s $16-billion bid for El Segundo-based Unocal.
NEWS
May 3, 2002
How the California delegation voted on the farm bill approved Thursday by the House: Republicans voting yes: (9) Mary Bono (Palm Springs), Randy "Duke" Cunningham (San Diego), Wally Herger (Marysville), Stephen Horn (Long Beach), Duncan Hunter (Alpine), Doug Ose (Sacramento), Richard W. Pombo (Tracy), George P. Radonovich (Mariposa), William M. Thomas (Bakersfield). Democrats voting yes: (8) Joe Baca (Rialto), Gary A. Condit (Ceres), Bob Filner (San Diego), Grace F.
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