Went to a meeting today in a local library. Presenter brought lots of material; and we are committed to reversing ICLEI locally.
The town of Tombstone being threatened by not letting the town fix the mains that supply their water. There have been water brigades from all over the state helping them secure their water.
Agenda 21 in CA. Work to get these repealed ASAP:
CA Climate Change Regulations: (This is a postscript to my columns of the past two weeks) Just this past week, the California Manufacturers and Technology Assoc. (CMTA) released a report entitled The Fiscal and Economic Impact of the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. The Act, also known as AB 32, directed the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to develop programs to reduce Californias Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020.
The detailed CMTA report projected the following optimistic outcome for the impacts of AB 32 on California: http://cmta.net/pdfs/CMTA%20-%20AB%2032%20Report-Final.pdf
(1) By 2020, it will have cost consumers $135.8 billion cumulatively equivalent to almost two-and-a-half times the annual amount spent on K-12 education. (Cost range in analysis was a minimum of $85.2 billion to a maximum of $245.3 billion in the High Case.)
(2) In 2020, the direct costs for AB32 will total $35.3 billion equivalent to about 40 percent of Californias General Fund revenues. (Cost range was from a minimum of $17.7 billion to $63.3 billion.)
(3) By 2020, escalating energy prices will increase household expenses for the average family by $2,500 per year. When combined with the lost earnings, AB 32 will cost the average California family almost $3,400 per year
(4) 26 percent of emissions reductions realized will actually stem from the economic slowing caused by AB 32.
(5) California will have 262,000 fewer jobs in 2020 because of AB 32.
(6) In 2020, AB 32 will reduce state and local tax revenues by over $7.4 billion annually. ($6.8 billion is lost from state revenues and $640 million from local revenues.) The State losses are roughly equivalent to the amount that is needed to fund the Governors entire Local Realignment initiative or more than a decade of funding Children’s Medical Services program under the Department of Health Care Services.
(7) AB 32 lowers Californias 2020 Gross State Product (GSP) by $153.2 billion, amounting to a loss of 5.6 percent of GSP.