Op-Ed

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 00:00

By Adam Grey

An Aug. 3 Times editorial begins: "As California water becomes an increasingly precious and contentious resource, the state needs an umpire with the power to enforce laws against illegal diversions and protect the rights of the public and others..."

I could not agree more, but the Times then goes on to say the status quo is good enough and that good-governance legislation to fundamentally improve the process is unnecessary.

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 00:00

By Adam Gray

California’s landmark climate change policy, cap-and-trade, needs legislative approval to continue beyond 2020. What’s more, in order to avoid being overturned in the courts, it needs approval from two thirds of the legislature.

I have taken a critical view of similar climate change policies in the past. Not because I object to their stated goals, but because they have a habit of saddling the Valley with all of the burden while rich coastal communities reap all the rewards.

So before the environmental lobby starts throwing mud at anyone who doesn’t view the world through their particular rose-colored glasses, let me set the record straight on my feelings about climate change and cap-and-trade.