CLAREMONT POLICE DEPARTMENT
Paul Cooper, Chief of Police • 570 West Bonita Ave • Claremont, CA 91711-4626 • (909)399-5411 • FAX (909)399-5435
Information On Suspected Burglar
Name: Michael Thomas Hennie
Physical: M/W 5’10, 160 lbs., brn/hzl
DOB: 8/27/77, 31 years old
Mode of transportation: bicycle
On Thursday, 11-20-08, MICHAEL HENNIE was arrested for attempted auto burglary in the carport area of Brighton Park Apartments (area of Foothill Blvd. / Claremont Blvd). HENNIE was seen by a witness attempting to enter a vehicle. At the time of arrest, he was wearing a Claremont McKenna College sweatshirt. He has no affiliation with the college. HENNIE’s criminal record consists of drug and theft charges. He gave an address in Ontario during his booking process (1423 N. Helen Ave). HENNIE’s mode of transportation is a bicycle and on this date was riding a black Felt racing bike (BMX style), which is currently being held at the P.D.
On 12/2/08, Hennie was contacted during another investigation. Hennie was staying in a room at Claremont Lodge along with David Parsons Ellis (arrested for possession of two lap-top computers believed to be stolen from Pomona College campus). Hennie was in possession of a red Gary Fischer mountain bike, which is currently being held at the P.D.
He is not wanted at this time, however if he is seen, he has no legitimate business to be in the colleges or anywhere else in Claremont. If Hennie is observed or detained while on any Claremont College campus, please contact CPD immediately.
Lt. Shelly Vander Veen
Friday, December 5, 2008
John Jurewitz of Pomona College and Hal Nelson of Claremont Graduate University are two of three co-authors on a paper about California's climate change politics. You can read their paper here.
The paper, according to AZ Clean Teach, examines how "California became a climate change leader." It extols the environmental leadership of California.
A dirty secret about California’s energy economy is that it imports lots of energy from neighboring states to make up for the shortfall caused by having too few power plants. Up to 20 percent of the state’s power comes from coal-burning plants in Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, and Montana, and another significant portion comes from large-scale hydropower in Oregon, Washington State, and the Hoover Dam near Las Vegas. “California practices a sort of energy colonialism,” says James Lucier of Capital Alpha Partners, a Washington, D.C.–area investment group. “They rely on western states to supply them with power generation they are unwilling to build for themselves”—and leave those states to deal with the resulting pollution.
Another secret: California’s proud claim to have kept per-capita energy consumption flat while growing its economy is less impressive than it seems. The state has some of the highest energy prices in the country—nearly twice the national average, a 2002 Milken Institute study found—largely because of regulations and government mandates to use expensive renewable sources of power. As a result, heavy manufacturing and other energy-intensive industries have been fleeing the Golden State in droves for lower-cost locales. Twenty years ago or so, you could count eight automobile factories in California; today, there’s just one, and it’s the same story with other industries, from chemicals to aerospace. Yet Californians still enjoy the fruits of those manufacturing industries—driving cars built in the Midwest and the South, importing chemicals and resins and paints and plastics produced elsewhere, and flying on jumbo jets manufactured in places like Everett, Washington. California can pretend to have controlled energy consumption, but it has just displaced it.
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Now California is embarking on its most ambitious project yet: an attempt to combat global warming by reducing its greenhouse-gas emissions. The devil will be in the details of how the Global Warming Solutions Act (or AB32, for its legislative number) is enacted—details that state regulators don’t have to unveil until January 2009. Already there’s widespread skepticism that the state can succeed. Margo Thorning, chief economist at the American Council for Capital Formation, testified before Congress last July: “The economic burden of California’s new climate policy legislation is likely to be high, and the targets in AB32 are unlikely to be met.” Even the California Energy Commission hints that the targets might be unreachable.