September 2012

(credit: kadluba via HESPERIA ( — A UC Riverside study found that commercially cooked hamburgers cause more air pollution than diesel trucks. The study, which focused on commercial charbroilers found in burger restaurants, said the equipment generates grease, smoke, water vapors and combustion products, which emit a large amount of

DMV NEWS Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States. Identity thieves can gain access to a wide variety of personal information by hacking computers, stealing mail and wallets, and resorting to other scams to trick people. Once these thieves get hold of your personal

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is learning the hard truth behind Kermit the Frog’s lament “It’s Not Easy Being Green.” In the midst of writing its plan for how the valley can achieve the most recent clean air standard handed down by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

A decision filed by the California Court of Appeal on September 5, 2012 in Oscar Bell et al. v. H.F. Cox, Inc. reaffirmed the exemption from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA) overtime provisions for employed drivers – even if they mostly drive intrastate. In a case that originally was filed

Bill Does Not Eliminate Threat of Disqualification for Major or Serious Traffic Offenses A bill sponsored and supported by various trade associations and organized labor including the California Trucking Association (CTA) and the California Teamsters Union will give California commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders a minor break when it comes to


The equivalent of not seeing the trees for the fires – literally! This month as we geared up to again take-on both CARB (a lawsuit to stop their on-road truck and bus rule) and a EPA related legal action (to stop the off-road diesel engine rule), I couldn’t help to

The California Air Resources Board declared August “Clean Truck Month” and launched a statewide enforcement push with some scary statistics leaking out of Sacramento The preliminary results according to Paul Jacobs, chief of mobile source enforcement, were more than 6,000 inspections and 700 plus citations written.  Jacobs says that the

Editor’s note:  Copy this article and send it to your elected representatives.  It proves the lies we have been told about “renewable” energy, based on facts, not models or wishful thinking.  AB 32 means California electricity, already the most expensive in the nation, is going to go up by 42

A series of recent federal court rulings reined in the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s out-of-control regulatory rampage on air and water quality regulations.  One struck down an EPA practice of using guidelines, instead of actual regulations to set requirements for industry.  The other said EPA over-stepped it role in trying


Back in the days before he joined the dark side of “The Force,” Arnold Schwarzenegger was a compelling advocate for taxpayers. He noted that “from the time they get up in the morning and flush the toilet, they’re taxed. Then they go and get the cup of coffee, they’re taxed….This