Arizona’s Joe Arpaio, the Maricopa County official who calls himself “America’s toughest sheriff,” said at a civil rights trial that his department doesn’t arrest people “because of the color of their skin.”
Pacific Gas & Electric Co., Southern California Edison and the Wildlife Conservation Society joined forces today to endorse a plan that would allow California companies to use credits from forestry projects overseas to comply with state emissions limits.
Chevron Corp. helped write the first-in-the-nation rule ordering reduced carbon emissions from cars and trucks. Its biofuels chief spoke at the ceremony where California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the executive order in 2007, the same year the oil company pledged to develop a gasoline replacement from wood.
Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s compliance with a court order not to detain Latino motorists and passengers only on the suspicion they are undocumented immigrants or to use race or Latino ancestry as a reason to stop a vehicle may be monitored by the judge who issued the order.