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Hostages Strapped to the Tank: Coastal Commission Stories – Lesson 2

Steve Blank, lecturer, Haas School of Business | June 17, 2014

“Never attempt to win by force what can be won by deception.” — Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince For six and a half years I served as a public official on the California Coastal Commission. Since it’s been a year since I resigned, it’s time to tell a few stories about what I learned as a Coastal Commissioner. Each … Continue reading »

Offshore fracking battles brewing in the Golden State

Jayni Foley Hein, former director, Center for Law, Energy & the Environment | February 6, 2014

As prior blog posts and reports have detailed, hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) has been occurring onshore in California for decades, yet without full disclosure to the public or state regulatory agencies.  Recently, new reports of offshore fracking in both California and federal waters have surfaced, showing that fracking has also been underway off the coast for many years, including in … Continue reading »