Environment

President of Chile Faces Impeachment Bid over Pandora Papers

Opposition lawmakers in Chile launched impeachment proceedings against the country’s president, Sebastián Piñera, on Wednesday, claiming he was involved with alleged irregularities in the 2010 sale of a mining company according to details recently divulged in the Pandora Papers leak.

Demonstrators march with posters depicting Chilean President Sebastian Pinera during a teachers' protest against the government, outside La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago, on October 13, 2021. - Chile's opposition on Wednesday moved to impeach the country's president, Sebastian Pinera, for the controversial sale of a mining company through a …

California Housing Law Bill Requires 15% New Developments Low Income, Union Built 

Media reports are lauding lawmakers and Democrat California Gov. Gavin Newsom for a new law that will allow housing developments to bypass some environmental regulations that have resulted in long delays. But the overarching impact on housing in the Golden State is that 15 percent of new housing must be low-income and be built by union-pledged workers.

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - MAY 10: California Gov. Gavin Newsom looks on during a press conference at The Unity Council on May 10, 2021 in Oakland, California. California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a $100 billion economic recovery package for the state that would include a new round of $600 stimulus checks …