Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

New Cars in California Could Alert Drivers to Speeding

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California could eventually join the EU in requiring all new cars to alert drivers when they break the speed limit, a proposal aimed at reducing traffic deaths.

Adam Beam | Associated Press
May 22, 2024
Government, Business, Fuel

New California Gas Price Law Another Defeat for Oil Industry

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a new law that gives state regulators the power to penalize oil companies for making too much money, the first of its kind in the country.

Adam Beam | Associated Press
March 29, 2023
Government, Business, Fuel

California Regulators Could Decide Oil Profits Penalty

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said March 15 he wants state regulators to decide whether to impose the nation’s first penalty on oil companies for price gouging.

Adam Beam | Associated Press
March 16, 2023
Government, Business

Uber, Lyft Get Positive Ruling in California Labor Case

App-based ride-hailing and delivery companies like Uber and Lyft can continue to treat their California drivers as independent contractors, a state appeals court ruled March 13.

Adam Beam | Associated Press
March 14, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Self-Driving Semis at Center of California Regulatory Conflict

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — As California regulators explore new rules to put self-driving semitrucks on the road, labor unions are rushing to the state Legislature to ask for a new law they say will protect their jobs.

Adam Beam | Associated Press
January 31, 2023
Government, Business, Fuel

California Lawmakers Eye Big Oil’s High Gas Prices

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Furious about oil companies’ supersized profits after a summer of record-high gas prices, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Dec. 5 will formally start his campaign to punish big producers by asking the Legislature to fine them and give the money back to drivers.

Adam Beam | Associated Press
December 5, 2022
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

California Democrats to Investigate Cause of High Gas Prices

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — With California drivers paying more than $6 for a gallon of gas and state officials deadlocked for months over how to provide relief, lawmakers in the state Assembly on June 20 announced they would investigate oil companies they say are “abusing a historic situation to suck profits from Californians’ wallets.”

Adam Beam | Associated Press
June 21, 2022
Business, Logistics

Supply Chain Delays Disrupt California Agriculture Exports

Amid an historic drought posing threats to future harvests, California farmers now say they have no way to export the crops they do have because of a kink in the global supply chain that has left containerships lined up off the Southern California coast with nowhere to deliver their goods.

Adam Beam | Associated Press
November 4, 2021
Government, Fuel

California Lawmakers Propose Ban on Fracking by 2027

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — New legislation would ban all fracking in California by 2027, taking aim at the powerful oil and gas industry in a state already planning to ban the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035.

Adam Beam | Associated Press
February 17, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

California Aims to End Sales of New Gas-Powered Cars, Trucks by 2035

California will aim to halt sales of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks by 2035, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Sept. 23, a move he says would cut greenhouse gas emissions by 35% in the nation’s most populous state.

Adam Beam | Associated Press
September 23, 2020