Michael Shaw

Urgency legislation threatens Southern California energy reliability

By Michael Shaw, VP, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Feb. 12, 2016 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Californians living in the Southern California community of Porter Ranch can breathe a little better today now that the Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) has, at least, temporarily plugged the leaking natural gas well at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility. While the well is no longer leaking, the environmental impact will be felt for some time to come. Several bills ha ... » More
Mike Rogge

Hydrogen Fluoride/Hydrofluoric Acid Ban Proposed

By Mike Rogge, Policy Director - Environmental Quality

Capitol Update, Feb. 12, 2016 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Last year, on the morning of Sunday, September 6th, a leak of a potentially dangerous gas occurred from a three-inch nozzle as a truck containing hydrofluoric acid unloaded its contents into a vessel at ExxonMobil’s Torrance refinery. This incident combined with an explosion at the facility the previous February spurred both activist and public concern about the dangers the plant poses ... » More
Nicole Rice

Women's Caucus declares 2016 priorities

By Nicole Rice, Policy Director, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Feb. 12, 2016 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

The California Legislative Women’s Caucus announced their 2016 budget and policy priorities during a recent press conference. Focused on securing economic opportunity for all women and families, their legislative agenda includes four pillar priorities: equal pay and job opportunities; access to childcare; family-friendly workplaces; and building economic security by addressi ... » More
Gino DiCaro

Fed Update: NAM calls on Presidential candidates to discuss manufacturing issues

By Gino DiCaro, Vice President, Communications

Capitol Update, Feb. 12, 2016 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President Jay Timmons said this week during the association's manufacturing road show that he “doesn’t like what he’s hearing” from the presidential candidates as they make their way to South Carolina. Timmons said, “There is a lot of frustration with the candidates that they’re not talking about issues th ... » More

More Recent Capitol Updates


» Hydrogen Fluoride/Hydrofluoric Acid Ban Proposed Feb. 12, 2016
» Women's Caucus declares 2016 priorities Feb. 12, 2016
» Fed Update: NAM calls on Presidential candidates to discuss manufacturing issues Feb. 12, 2016
» Fed Update: New factory orders continue to slide Feb. 5, 2016
» CMTA's 2016 Legislative Open House packs the house! Feb. 5, 2016
» Dual minimum wage initiatives battle on Feb. 5, 2016
» Sustainable transportation funding bill introduced Feb. 5, 2016
» DTSC Independent Review Panel initial report released Feb. 5, 2016
» Governor appoints new Cabinet Secretary Feb. 5, 2016

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