Skip to comments.Will Californians Repeal Cap-And-Trade?
Posted on 01/15/2010 5:33:08 PM PST by Kaslin
Regulations: A California legislator pushes a November ballot initiative to free the state from the job-killing shackles of a 2006 law designed to fight climate change. The other choice is freezing in the unemployment line.
At last report, California's unemployment rate was 12.3%, with 2.25 million residents looking for work. So one would assume the first rule of holes would apply when you're in one, stop digging.
Yet there was Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger touting his state's green initiatives in Copenhagen as California barrels toward full implementation of its own version of job-killing cap-and-trade.
"The desire and hope and desperate need for planetary transformation is what brought me here," Schwarzenegger said. "Is it a dream, a fairy tale, a false hope? If not, how can we make it real?"
"It" is Assembly Bill 32, signed by the governor in 2006, and Assemblyman Dan Logue wants it to go away or at least be put on hold.
Logue, who has advocated AB32's outright repeal, is busy collecting signatures for a November ballot initiative that would block full implementation of the measure, scheduled to take effect in 2012, until the state's unemployment rate falls below 5.5%.
California's animus toward fossil fuels has blocked further development of its considerable offshore oil resources, and its fear of nuclear power has denied the state access to nonpolluting nuclear energy. This has helped contribute to what the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says is the second most business-unfriendly regulatory climate in the nation after New Jersey.
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Too little, too late.
Even in this far-left state, enlightened self-interest will burn through.
BTW, Gov. Arlen Schwarzenegger will not be remembered kindly by ANYONE here.
California is looking more and more like a gangrenous limb that must be amputated to save the body.
I live in CA, and my expectation would be NO.
At ths juncture, I would prefer a complete collapse of California’s fiscal system rather than to attempt a rehab under the miserable idiots in charge of the thing now.
Not a fairy tale try Fraud Gov and you fell for it hook line and sinker. Sigh he is too far gone to understand. Planetary Transformation...IDIOT.
This bill was authored by La Raza activist Fabian Nunez.
Is there ANY conservative that can replace this imbecile, as governor? I feel bad for you guys out there. We’re in NJ with similar problems. Christie isn’t much better than a Demoncrat. NJ is BRAIN DEAD.
The Gaia worshiping Warmists in Sacramento won’t stand for it. They would certainly summon the head of their order, St. Algore the Temperate, to defend their faith.
I hear that Wall Mart won’t give out bags. You have to BYOB or hand carry it.
Maybe Wall Mart doesn’t, but Wal Mart does
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