SACRAMENTO—Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D- Lakewood) today announced the formation of a Select Committee on the Orange County Oil Spill for the 2021-22 Legislative Session.
Excerpted from LA Times
By Robin Estrin, Hannah Fry
Monday also saw California state Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) announce the creation of a special committee tasked with delving into the disaster.
Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach) will chair the committee.
Petrie-Norris said forming the committee is an important step in guaranteeing officials get to the bottom of what happened and to ensure there’s oversight and accountability at the state level.
SACRAMENTO – After a year with filled with headlines of mass shootings and tragic gun-related deaths, legislation to protect Californians from ghost guns has been signed into law by the Governor.
Excerpted from KTLA
By Associated Press
California is adding a secretive but growing class of weapons to those that can legally be seized under gun violence restraining orders, under a bill Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Friday.
What also is known as a “red flag” law allows police along with family members, colleagues, employers and teachers to ask judges to take firearms from those they fear are a possible threat to themselves or others.
Excerpted from CBSLA
By CSLA Staff
Amplify Energy, the pipeline owner, has suggested that a ship’s anchor may have dragged the pipeline and damaged it
There were reports that the cargo ship Rotterdam Express could have been involved in the spill, but the ship’s owner said the Coast Guard has informed them that they are no longer under investigation.
Though the investigation is ongoing, authorities said that Amplify Energy and anyone else liable for the environmental catastrophe will pay for the cleanup and more.
Excerpted from the Daily Pilot
By Sara Cardine
Following the oil spill reported Saturday off Huntington Beach, a contingent of Orange County elected officials are calling on members of Congress to not only ban new offshore drilling off California’s coastline but end all such operations in federal waters.
Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie Norris (D-Laguna Beach) held a virtual media briefing Thursday during which she described recent events as “our worst fears come to life.”
HUNTINGTON BEACH – Assemblywoman Petrie-Norris led a briefing this morning (VIDEO) that included the largest congregation yet of leading indigenous, environmental justice, coastal and ocean protection organizations who are calling for an end to offshore drilli
By Adam Beam
Excerpted from the Fresno Bee
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed new laws Tuesday to tighten security in the state's unemployment system after his administration OK’d billions of dollars in fraudulent payments during the pandemic while legitimate claimants languished in a backlog awaiting approval.
COSTA MESA – At a small business roundtable held by the Chair of the Select Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (SB&E), Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris; economists, business experts, and local business owners shared their thoughts on regulatory hurdles facing small businesses.