Public Weighs In as Sacramento Drafts Fracking Rules
The oil industry is eyeing the potential profits hydraulic fracturing could unleash from the Monterey Shale formation. But first, state regulators are drafting new regulations, and they're getting an earful from everybody -- industry, environmental groups, politicians and the public.
Tech Workers Want Reform to H-1B Visas, Not Just Expansion
This week, we're taking a deep dive into the topic of immigration in Silicon Valley. Federal lawmakers are considering proposals to attract and retrain highly skilled talent, either as part of a comprehensive immigration package or in stand-alone bills, like the Immigration Innovation Act, aka "I-Squared." That measure would more than triple the number of H-1B visas issued to foreign workers. Big Tech backs I-Squared, but there are serious questions about the program.