Skip to comments.California gives final approval to cap and trade
Posted on 10/20/2011 7:04:27 PM PDT by artichokegrower
California's plan to cap greenhouse gas emissions and put a price on carbon is set to take effect without delay on Jan. 1 after the Air Resources Board today voted to make final adjustments in the regulation.
The board first approved the cap and trade program last December, but in an unusual move the board took up the final pieces of the nation's only comprehensive limit on greenhouse gases. It is the last major regulation the board considered to meet the requirements of AB32, California's greenhouse gas reduction law.
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Like Greece, the demise of California is inevitable.... =.=
California’s government is doubling down on stupid.
“Stupid is as stupid does.”
This will turn California into a green paradise... /s.
In the short term, a lot will depend on how high they set the carbon costs. They could soon chase out whatever industry and power is left, and if they work at it, also make fuel cost 50% more in California than in adjoining states.
CA won’t be bailed out by the rest of the country next fall after the upcoming massacre at the polls.
In geological terms wonder how long it will take for CA to merge with Europe/Greece once again.
Just hoping the man-made climate change accelerates the san andreas fault line through massive earthquakes and 90% of the nations problem slides off into the ocean.
Was hoping the August Quake would do the same to DC.
CARB is a parasite that is about to kill the host.
Well, California was never a state to let common sense stop them from doing stupid things. Ah, the hippies, queers and perverts, druggies, eco-freaks and illegals running the state. Should be hitting third world status within a decade.
In other neuws:
As a part of crap and trade all the farts will be taxed.
Special fart tsar will establish fart department and agents will be following people and if they fart, they will measure the fart gas. Vegetarian farts will be taxed at half tax.
I wouldn't bet my beer money on that.
At least not on a hot day.
Flee Flee why you can, sell your houses why you can.....this ship is going down
Is it possible that Californians...the ones who are still barely hanging on, see that the dems are tightening the thumb screws; actually veer to the right in the general election and finally go republican. Could happen.
If you couldn’t get out of Kali before...now is a good time to step up your efforts.
If you decided not to get out of Kali before, hopefully you will wake up.
Let’s move all of the Occupy Unemployement movements to California so they can all live together.
Developers have been able to largely avoid the same regulations that apply to a smokestack," said Paul Cort, an Oakland attorney who represented the Sierra Club and Environmental Defense Fund in the case. "But these projects do create pollution by adding to the vehicle miles traveled."
And Lastly, CARBs systematic removal of class 8 trucks begins 1-1-2012
The Left is like uncut “Round-up” as a killer of society.
Sorry to see this happen. I love California. So much good stuff out there!
California, here I come......or not.
You'd think that just ONCE they'd put idiotic regulations on hold at least until the economy recovers, but noooo...
I don’t think people are seeing the big picture. This isn’t about the environment. this isn’t about communism.
This is about simple greed by wealthy leftists who are using communism and globull warming to steal from the people who produce the mst wealth on the face of the earth. We aren’t producing energy because they don’t own it, yet.
These people are no different than the thieves at the OWS shindig.
At what point do us californians finally put our feet down and say, no! We will not obey your job killing and high taxing edicts! No! We revolt!
Federalism allows for nutty uncles living in the backyard.
No industry = no jobs.
No jobs = no money
No money = no mortgage money
No mortgage money = lots of empty housing for unemployed illegals
Lots of unemployed illegals = lots of violence
Lots of violence = lots of dead people
Hmmm, just like Mexico
As the former governor would say, “hasta la vista, baby”.
We tried to put our foot down just one year ago. Surely you remember Prop 23 which would have suspended AB 32, the “Global Warming Act of 2006,” until unemployment dropped to 5.5%. It was defeated 62% to 38%!! Overwhelming defeat. Idiot voters have absolutely no idea what is in store for them. They thought that keeping AB 32 in place is going to save the planet and cost us absolutely nothing.
Well at some point the elloys will demand so much of our lives that we will have had it and really there will be a revolt nationwide. And I am not talking about a gentle one. they have far far surpassed what the King of egland was extracting from the colonists in the 1700’s.
This is gonna be funny as hell to watch while these morons economically kill themselves.
Grab the popcorn!
I used to believe that, but not so sure anymore. The Brits are proposing to tax the daylights out of anyone over 60 to get them to move out of their houses or rent out rooms. This is the result of rabid socialism preventing private investment in housing. So their proposed solution is an even greater chokehold on the private citizen to make up for the shortfalls in their glorious worker’s paradise.
The frogs just don’t jump out of the pot. They are too fat, dumb, and lazy.
It is likely that other states will follow if this goes well in the eyes of the greens, as part of the WCI. They will also be linking with province systems in Canada...
The Land of Fruits and Nuts has now shown to the world it will never again be great.
” actually veer to the right in the general election and finally go republican. Could happen.”
I think CA has gone too far down the hill for that.
I visited a friend I served with in the military. He was a hard-core patriot back then and had turned into a liberal squish. Hardly a bone left in his body. I know, it’s anecdotal. But there’s something in the air, maybe too many liberal molecules floating around. I don’t know.
I believe the only way to save CA is to declare the state in insurrection, and send in the military to remove the commies and fascists by whatever means necessary.