Skip to comments.Will jobs be lost with cap and trade?
Posted on 08/19/2012 10:31:07 PM PDT by SmithL
Extraordinarily smart people at the California Air Resources Board have taken to using the term "leakage" as they go about devising the experimental cap and trade system for reducing greenhouse gases.
Homer Perez, head boiler mechanic at Pacific Coast Producers' tomato cannery off East Main Street in Woodland, might use a word that is more familiar to the rest of us: "layoff."
The cannery has been operating under one owner or another since the 1920s. A cooperative of 16 growers in Yolo, Solano and Sutter counties owns it now. Perez has worked there for 28 of the past 29 years. He and his wife have raised two sons and a daughter.
"I'm lucky to have a good job with this economy," Perez said, sitting in the control room where he monitors four massive boilers that drive the cannery where 1,200 people work.
In the world's richest tomato-growing region, at the height of harvest, Perez's job is secure for now. But that's subject to change. Or leakage. In air board parlance, leakage refers to the possibility that a job or business might leave the state. Leakage would be collateral damage as California embarks on cap and trade, by which polluters buy and sell credits to offset emissions in auctions set to begin in November. The board believes the cannery is at medium risk for leakage.
Sen. Roderick Wright, a Los Angeles-area Democrat, held a hearing last week on leakage, and left no doubt that he thinks California will leak jobs as the air board leads us on the bold new adventure. Cap and trade will add costs and complications, and business will close or cut production. He has seen it before. In his youth, Southern California factories produced tires, cars, jets and steel. Little remains.
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Don't be silly. Businesses will flock to states with high operating costs. We're entering a new Golden Age here.
"Extraordinarily smart" and "California Air Resources Board" are phrases that simply don't fit into the same sentence. The CARB hasn't produced a "smart" policy since the 1950's, and they weren't even there in the 1950's.
CARB will actually create jobs...in Nevada, Arizona, Texas.......
Will jobs be lost with cap and trade?
Are ducks feet flat?
Does the sun come up in the East?
Is Obama an idiot?
So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. Its just that it will bankrupt them because they are going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas thats being emitted. Candidate Barack Obama,
San Francisco Chronicle interview,
January 17, 2008
Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Candidate Barack Obama,
Same interview as above
Were going to have to cap the emission of greenhouse gasses. That means that power plants are going to have to adjust how they generate power
but a lot of us who can afford it are going to have to pay more per unit of electricity, and that means were going to have to change our light bulbs, were going to have to shut the lights off in our houses. Candidate Barack Obama,
Iowa PBS interview, November 9, 2007
So much for President Obamas claims to be for an all-of-the-above approach.
The company I used to work for wanted to build an asphalt load out plant on city property in Stockton.
After the state air board, the county board and the neighborhood committee got done with us, we built the thing in Reno.
Unelected, enviroNuts who think saving a planet that naturally regulates itself is theor core mission. Instead, the argument should be about jobs .. yet here we have the Green movement pushing an economy over the edge.. which is their job.. or so it seems.
When they finally come out of their urban caves, bands of feral welfare leeches relieve them of their property and their lives. Even in the last seconds before it's a permanent lights out for them, they still cannot understand why.