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Californians Flood State Capitol to Oppose Offshore Drilling

Californians Flood State Capitol to Oppose Offshore Drilling

By Nick Cahill, COURTHOUSE NEWS

February 8, 2018

https://www.courthousenews.com/californians-flood-state-capitol-to-oppo…

SACRAMENTO (CN) – With the federal government plotting new offshore oil leases, California lawmakers and environmentalists have coalesced around a clear goal: Keeping big oil off California’s coastline.

Lobby Groups Spend Record $339 Million

Lobby Groups Spend Record $339 Million

By Patrick McGreevy, LOS ANGELES TIMES - SACRAMENTO WATCH BLOG

February 5, 2018

Fueled by activity from the oil industry attempting to influence the cap-and-trade debate, interest groups spent a record of more than $339 million lobbying California government officials last year.

The spending activity to influence elected officials and bureaucrats far exceeds the previous record of $314.7 million in 2015, new lobbying reports show.

Self-Driving Vehicles Put Through Paces

Self-Driving Vehicles Put Through Paces

American Center for Mobility near Detroit touts itself as offering 'perfect environment' for testing driverless, connected vehicles

By Eric D. Lawrence, DAYTON DAILY NEWS

February 2, 2018

The American Center for Mobility opened its first phase in December. It includes a 2.5-mile highway loop and 700-foot curved tunnel; the center notes that it offers four-season testing, day and night, in sun, rain, ice and snow.