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Cap-and-trade emissions scheme expected to be approved by California
Guardian News ^ | 20 October 2011 | Suzanne Goldenberg,

Posted on 10/20/2011 4:21:49 PM PDT by george76

California Air Resources Board due to vote on the adoption of first US mandatory cap-and-trade emissions scheme...

the California Air Resources Board was due to vote on Thursday afternoon on the adoption of an emissions trading scheme.

"This is the final yes: we are going to move forward with California," said Gary Gero, president of the Climate Action Reserve, a voluntary registry.

The decision was seen to be significant because California accounts for about 13% of the world economy, and the state has a history of being the leader on environmental initiatives.

"California can drive national action," Gero said.

The decision comes at a time when Republican leaders in the rest of the US are denying the existence of man-made climate change.

In Washington, a Republican-controlled Congress is cutting budgets and rolling back environmental protections.

Meanwhile, a number of states have defected from regional – and voluntary – carbon trading systems.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: capandtax; capandtrade; carbontrading; emissions; globalwarming

1 posted on 10/20/2011 4:21:54 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Coffin, meet nail.


2 posted on 10/20/2011 4:23:05 PM PDT by StAntKnee (I keep thinking I'm gonna wake up from this dream theatre of the absurd.)
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To: george76

Disastrous policy based on phony science. Who the hell is Gary Gero??


3 posted on 10/20/2011 4:23:46 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: george76

Yet another reason for businesses to flee California.


4 posted on 10/20/2011 4:25:56 PM PDT by GeorgeTex (Obama-Four M President (Mendacious Manchurian Muslim Marxist))
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To: StAntKnee

You beat me to it.

I was going to write: Final nail in the coffin of the once great golden state alert.

There, I did it. But I don’t feel much better.


5 posted on 10/20/2011 4:26:29 PM PDT by mojito
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To: george76
The decision was seen to be significant because California accounts for about 13% of the world economy, and the state has a history of being the leader on environmental initiatives.

Ah yes, if the vortex of a financial whirlpool is your gig, follow the leader...California.

California, accounting for 13% of the worlds economy and about 50% of it's debt!

6 posted on 10/20/2011 4:27:09 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: george76
In Washington, a Republican-controlled Congress is cutting budgets and rolling back environmental protections.

If only this were true. But the Guardian has never let facts get in the way of a good story.

7 posted on 10/20/2011 4:29:13 PM PDT by mojito
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To: george76
Gary Gero, president of the Climate Action Reserve, a VOLUNTARY registry.

Wow! I bet they might even have a web site.

8 posted on 10/20/2011 4:30:58 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: EGPWS

Bfl.


9 posted on 10/20/2011 4:31:33 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: beethovenfan

“Who the hell is Gary Gero??”

A G/D Socialist Bass Turd from The Demokratik Peoples Republik of Kalifornia


10 posted on 10/20/2011 4:32:11 PM PDT by mongo141
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To: george76

“California can drive national action,” Gero said.

That should read “California can drive over a cliff.”


11 posted on 10/20/2011 4:32:58 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: mojito

Great minds.

Wow, when are the citizens going to wise up? Or are they all in synch with GG?


12 posted on 10/20/2011 4:38:02 PM PDT by StAntKnee (I keep thinking I'm gonna wake up from this dream theatre of the absurd.)
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To: george76
The decision was seen to be significant because California accounts for about 13% of the world economy

I believe it is about 13% of the U.S. economy, not the world economy.

13 posted on 10/20/2011 4:39:21 PM PDT by oldbrowser (Democrats have no superego.)
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To: george76

One good-sized brushfire will wipe out whatever “carbon savings” these idiots get from their cap and trade regime. And “green energy” makes wildfires more likely, and harder to fight (transmission lines and windmill accidents).

The greatest enemy the environment has is “environmentalists”.


14 posted on 10/20/2011 4:40:34 PM PDT by Argus
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To: george76

Can you hear all that money being sucked out California as they more dependent on foreign old as well as foreign CO2 credits. And they well want the rest of the States to bail them out for their stupidity. Way to go California shoot yourself in the foot again and we are not going to bail you out.


15 posted on 10/20/2011 4:43:25 PM PDT by steveab (When was the last time someone tried to sell you a CO2 induced climate control system for your home?)
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To: george76

California is the communists capitol of the Nation. It is drowning is stupidity and will never recover.


16 posted on 10/20/2011 4:46:14 PM PDT by Logical me
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17 posted on 10/20/2011 4:47:08 PM PDT by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: steelyourfaith
Ping to you

said Gary Gero, president of the Climate Action Reserve, a voluntary registry.

18 posted on 10/20/2011 4:51:35 PM PDT by twistedwrench
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To: george76

When the last business leaves, build a wall, and give it back to Mexico.


19 posted on 10/20/2011 4:53:39 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Mark
Yeah, 'voluntary' as in the memo from the boss:

Attendance at Friday's meeting is not mandatory but we will see you there, won't we?

20 posted on 10/20/2011 5:05:20 PM PDT by JPG (America is worth saving. All hands on deck!)
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To: twistedwrench; golux; SteamShovel; Bockscar; Thunder90; rdl6989; marvlus; Fractal Trader; ...
Thanx for the ping twistedwrench !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

21 posted on 10/20/2011 5:21:32 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: george76

Funny, The jet stream brings into Calfronia tons of pollution from China and Asia, the japanese nuclear accident is also contributing, as well as a soon to be visit by the japanese tsunamis debris field coming soon. So.....the regulations that will strangle and kill California is a pay to play scam to fill the pockets of these criminals and nothing more.


22 posted on 10/20/2011 5:41:54 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: george76
"California can drive national action," Gero said.

More like California is going to drive itself into the ground.

Let's hope the rest of the nation can avoid this fate.

23 posted on 10/20/2011 5:52:30 PM PDT by SteamShovel (Smart Grid is Stupid)
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To: steelyourfaith

It’s approved, let the fraud begin.

http://www.sacbee.com/2011/10/20/3992001/california-approves-carbon-trading.html#ixzz1bN8iuXyu


24 posted on 10/20/2011 5:52:37 PM PDT by twistedwrench
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To: SteamShovel

and the slide continues


25 posted on 10/20/2011 6:20:54 PM PDT by xp38
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To: george76

If the $.99 Occupiers in Sacramento had any grasp of capitalism they would be camped out around the California Air Resources Board (CARB) skyscraper. CARB is more toxic to California’s economy than every coal factory in China.


26 posted on 10/20/2011 7:56:40 PM PDT by TauntedTiger (Keep away from the fence!)
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To: george76
Maybe I should write them a nice letter indicating that they are infringing upon my patent.
27 posted on 10/21/2011 7:22:17 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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