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Showdown looms as controversial Chumash land trust bill advances

By   /  Friday, July 22nd, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Showdown looms as controversial Chumash land trust bill advances

The Santa Ynez Chumash Indians can move forward with plans to build 143 single-family homes for tribal members, per a U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources vote. The committee voted 29-1 to pass HR 1157, which would allow the Chumash to take 1,390 acres in Santa Ynez known as Camp 4 into federal trust under Read More →

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Chumash get House committee OK to annex land, build 143 homes

By   /  Thursday, July 14th, 2016  /  Latest news, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Chumash get House committee OK to annex land, build 143 homes

The Santa Ynez Chumash Indians can move forward with its plans to build 143 houses for its tribal members, per a House Committee on Natural Resources vote on July 13. The committee voted 29-1 to pass HR 1157, which would allow the Chumash to take 1,390 acres in Santa Ynez known as Camp 4 into Read More →

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Brownley, Capps object to time limit for comment on importing citrus from Argentina

By   /  Monday, July 11th, 2016  /  Agribusiness, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Brownley, Capps object to time limit for comment on importing citrus from Argentina

The public comment period on a U.S. Department of Agriculture proposal to allow the importation of citrus from Argentina was extended July 11, but members of Congress continued to express dissatisfaction with the time restrictions for analysis. On May 10, the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service published its proposed new rule with a Read More →

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Diablo Canyon’s long goodbye

By   /  Friday, June 24th, 2016  /  Central Coast, Energy, Top Stories, Top Story  /  Comments Off on Diablo Canyon’s long goodbye

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Plains ordered to take more corrective actions before restarting Lines 901 and 903

By   /  Thursday, June 16th, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Plains ordered to take more corrective actions before restarting Lines 901 and 903

Updated on June 17 at 10:50 a.m.: Federal regulators have ordered Plains All American Pipeline to improve its inaccurate pipeline inspection process, implement better leak detection measures such as installing additional shutoff valves, expand its emergency training, and repair the pipeline before restarting Line 901. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued on June 16 its Read More →

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Bill would hold pipeline regulators responsible for safety oversight

By   /  Tuesday, June 14th, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Bill would hold pipeline regulators responsible for safety oversight

Story updated at 2 p.m. on June 15: U.S. Rep. Lois Capps’ office proposed a bill that strives to hold federal regulators responsible for inadequate pipeline safety oversight, the office announced June 14. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Accountability Act is a provision of the Pipes Act, which recently passed the House and the Read More →

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Dubroff: Race for Lois Capps’ House seat mirrors national politics

By   /  Friday, June 10th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Race for Lois Capps’ House seat mirrors national politics

Henry Dubroff

Once a gerrymandered district known as the “ribbon of shame” for wrapping up Democratic strongholds, the safe House seat held for two decades by Democrat Lois Capps is looking more and more like national politics in microcosm. Capps’ decision not to run in California’s 24th Congressional District created a wide open field that was narrowed Read More →

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