The Law Firm Helping Big Oil Weaponize the First Amendment

By Emily Sanders, who covers climate disinformation accountability at ExxonKnews. Originally published at DeSmogBlog. For years, the fossil fuel industry has maintained that the First Amendment protects its right to mislead the public about the climate crisis, but that criticism and protest of its operations violates the law. Now, one of the industry’s preferred law … Read more

A new law allows homeowner to sell ADUs like condos

Accessory dwelling units, also referred to as ADUs and “granny flats,” have been available in California only as rentals. But a new law, Assembly Bill 1033, is giving Californians the opportunity to buy and sell them as condominiums. ADUs come in all shapes and sizes — for example, a converted garage, a small home in … Read more