Skip to comments.More than half of Californians say they know nothing about landmark global-warming law
Posted on 08/02/2012 9:26:56 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
California's landmark global-warming bill was a white-hot topic in the 2010 governor's race and remains former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's signature environmental achievement.
But as the state prepares to unroll the law's cap-and-trade program in November with the first state auctions of emissions permits, a new poll finds that 57 percent of Californians say they have never heard anything about the program.
The statewide poll by the Public Policy Institute of California further found that 30 percent of respondents said they had heard "a little," while just 12 percent said they had heard "a lot."
"Cap-and-trade is a very complicated issue to the average Californian," said Mark Baldassare, president and CEO of the PPIC. "It's not something that has been at the center of attention for them. Connecting the dots between cap-and-trade and global warming continues to be a challenge for policy makers."
The cap-and-trade program sets lower limits on companies' greenhouse gas emissions and allows those who emit less than their cap to sell permits to those who exceed their limits.
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Most voters are clueless in California as they stumble to the voting both, cast votes for so much hot air and hollow promises election after election.
Meanwhile,, the Earth recycles itself as it has done for eons.. and could care less what a few puny humans think is best for it and its current set of inhabitants.
Less than two years after leaving office, former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, is pumping up his political and academic profile and will head the Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy at the University of Southern California, a new think tank to advance post-partisan politics.
The Republican former governor told The Chronicle that hell formally announce the establishment of the partnership Thursday at USC, where his Institute will be housed in the Sol Price School of Public Policy.
Schwarzenegger will chair the Institutes Board of Advisors, and he has also been appointed the inaugural Governor Downey Professor of State and Global Policy at USC, a post in honor of the first immigrant California governor who was also a co-founder of the university.
I always said that after I left office, I would continue to stay involved in certain issues, to be involved in something that has had an affect on people, Schwarzenegger said Wednesday in an interview with the Chronicle. This is what it is about: post-partisanship and the regional approach to issues
(thats) one of the very important things we learned in California.
Jump! ... Jump! ... Jump!
Californians.They make better pets if you get them fixed.
Obviously not John and Ken listeners.
Exactly. Then they wonder why the state is swirling down the toilet, never making the connection between anti-business Dem / RINO legislation like this and the state of the state.
This is why it doesn’t pay to vote for the Establishment Republican. Arnie was the chosen pick of Karl Rove and company. He was known to be unreliable on matters of life and marriage, but was thought to be fiscally conservative. Hah. He started out with a huge bond issue, did nothing to cut spending, and came up with stuff like this. By the time he was through, he proved to be worse than Gray Davis. And he gave the state Jerry Brown Redux as his parting gift.
Much the same if we vote for Mitt Romney, I’m afraid. He will be almost as bad as the current gay, baby-killing country destroyer, and he will do such a bad job that the voters will eagerly put another Communist Democrat into office after he’s through wrecking things even further.
You know nothing John Snow! Nothing.
From your profile page: “The loss of civility in this country is getting a little hard to bear...”
What alternative are you proposing (if any)? Would you rather Obama be President for 4 more years?
It would appear that Californians don’t know much about anything, given their propensity to choose some rather low-achievement representatives.
“Californians.They make better pets if you get them fixed.”
This is indeed the best reply......evah!
“Most voters are clueless in California.....”
There’s surely a new movie title in that.
Sleepless in Seattle..............Clueless in California.
This Cap and Trade and waivers will be the ultimate way the politicians will control all business in CA. It will have a huge impact and generate even more money for the political class. Any business which uses power needs to leave the State to remain competitive..or be prepared to pay the politicians to give you a waiver.
Voters are against Corporate Greed.
Voters are against Partisanship.
Voters are against Homophobia.
Voters are against Racism.
Voters are against Developers.
If I were the elites, I wouldn't bother counting the votes of such deep thinkers, either. Just sponsor a couple of hapless stooges who will take your orders and look pretty on TV in exchange for a promised Saudi retirement account.
Of course they don’t. Was the law published in Mexican?
Post-partisan??!! There's two parties now and the Statist Tyranny Lite party can barely keep the Full Steam Ahead Statist Tyranny party sort of in check. How bad would it be with one United Statist party and no opposition?
Somehow, it doesn’t seem right to use “Arnold” and “think tank” in the same sentence.
How does getting them fixed stop them from leaving steaming piles of Marxi-turd all over the carpet?
No, he's probably pining for a "Republican" party that would run an actual conservative. God forbid.
I believe the place to get them “fixed” may not be at a medical facility but at a taxidermy.
I voted for McClintock.
Then moved to Arizona.
What’s the alternative? Darned if I know. The Corrupt Bastards Club, as the RINOs in Alaska were appropriately named, hasn’t given us any alternative.
I’m still praying that some alternative will raise its head before November, but the odds of that happening are getting less each day.
No conservative with a conscience could vote for either of these corrupt baby killers.
I'll be voting for Romney and I my conscience is clear. I also support the alliance we entered into with Stalin during WWII, the Taliban against Russia in Afganistan, Saddam Husein against Iran, etc.
Liberals often turn a blind eye to genocide for fear of "compromising their values" when ruthless dictators need to be nuetralized. They also sit silent when women are stoned or beheaded for being raped in Muslim countries. Hypocracy is misrepresenting your policital priorities as values.
I have conservative values that will not change. My priority is stopping the destructive governance of this nation at the hands of Barack Obama.
My sitting at home (not voting) to show John Boener I am not satisfied with Romney as our primary candidate would be akin to liberals sitting silent on the atrocities against women in Muslim countries while simultaneously supporting abortion as a form of convenient birth control in the name of "Women's Rights."
Most eligible Americans don’t vote. Why should California be any different?