Former California Coastal Commissioner
FROM Steve Blank
The Coastal Commission Removes Its Director The fate of the embattled executive director of the California Coastal Commission, Charles Lester, has been settled. Lester has been removed from his post. Lester was appointed in 2011 to run the organization that decides what can – and cannot – be built along California's coast. We talk to a fierce critic of Lester’s ousting.
California Coastal Commission The California Coastal Commission could lose its executive director, Charles Lester, if certain pro-development members of the commission have their way. It’s essentially history repeating itself as the last executive director was also the butt of a failed ouster. The reason for the coup? A years-long battle between the pro-development faction and conservationist faction.
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.