California Governor Jerry Brown won approval of his plan to spend more than $1 billion to rent thousands of prison cells owned by Corrections Corp. of America prison and Geo Group Inc. to temporarily meet a federal court deadline to reduce overcrowding.
Corrections Corp. of America, the largest U.S. prison company, and Geo Group Inc. stand to gain in California Governor Jerry Brown’s plan to rent thousands of their cells as part of a $1 billion effort to meet a federal court deadline to reduce prison overcrowding.
California Governor Jerry Brown says he needs $315 million from state reserves this year to meet a federal court order to reduce prison overcrowding and avoid the release of thousands of violent felons.
Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s shale gas drilling plans for South Africa’s Karoo semi-desert are pitting the government and its energy goals against farmers and conservationists like billionaire Johann Rupert who say the land will be spoiled.
Molycorp Inc., the U.S. owner of the largest rare-earth deposit outside China, expects prices to rise as customers from automakers to robot builders increase their purchases and China expands enforcement efforts to control illegal production.
An environmental group sued U.S. agencies including the Department of the Interior over a solar energy project planned for California’s Mojave Desert, claiming it would harm endangered species of animals.
It’s a 106-degree Fahrenheit day in the Mojave Desert. Heat devils dance off chocolate-hued Clark Mountain on the horizon. Air-conditioned cars zip along Interstate 15 toward Las Vegas. And inside a chain-link pen covered to keep out predators are scores of rare, threatened, sand-colored desert tortoises.
David Greiner, a Buick-GMC dealer in the Mojave Desert town of Victorville, California, keeps a Securities and Exchange Commission complaint in his desk, with passages underlined in black pen and notes scribbled in the margins, ready to pick apart the case when anyone asks.
The head winds grew so intense during the 508-mile race through California’s Mojave Desert and Death Valley that Joshua Friedman told his teammates he thought he would be blown off his bike. Instead of tumbling down, the hedge-fund manager powered through his 86-mile leg of the Furnace Creek 508, showing little fatigue after he dismounted his bike.