CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2004 |
In an unusual protest filed with federal regulators this week, the state Public Utilities Commission complained that it had tried -- and failed -- since October to get Mitsubishi to apply to the agency for permission to build a terminal for liquefied natural gas in the Port of Long Beach. The commission asserted that, under state law, it has broad authority to review and approve the proposed $400-million terminal.
May 14, 2007 |
WHO'S AFRAID of Big Oil? Apparently, California's elected officials. Gasoline prices are stuck well above last year's record highs and about 50 cents above the national average. Yet state politicians are not saying or doing a thing, except for raking in political cash from the oil companies and flying around the world on their dime. Take Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who once claimed that he was so rich he did not need anyone else's money -- and who isn't running for another office.