Skip to comments.California drivers brace for costly new gas tax
Posted on 08/28/2014 6:26:11 PM PDT by bkopto
Californians already pay the nation's second highest gas tax at 68 cents a gallon -- and now it will go up again in January to pay for a first-in-the-nation climate change law. ... Estimates of the cost of the tax vary. The California Air Resources Board, the Golden State's premier anti-pollution agency, predicts the new tax will raise gasoline prices from 20 cents to $1.30 per gallon. A prominent state senator who helped author the bill estimated the cost at 40 cents a gallon. Environmental activists downplay the cost, but hail the impact.
"We're going to now tackle probably 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the state that are emitted mostly through transportation - oil and gas use," said Climate Resolve Executive Director Jonathan Parfrey.
The cost of the climate change law never was spelled out in the original bill in 2010, which did not even include transportation fuels.But any meaningful climate change law would have to address driving, the state's largest single source of pollution. By raising the price, officials hope to reduce the number of miles driven as consumers are forced to consider options.
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LIBs...don’t hold back! To be “fair” the tax should be $100 per gallon with the money going to EBT cards. To not do so is racist and elitist.
Complete horse pucky. I want to know whose pockets it’s going into.
I feel sorry for the Freepers that have to live in the same state as all the brain dead politicians they have there.
“But any meaningful climate change law would have to address driving, the state’s largest single source of pollution.”
Huh? Even Al Reuters says CHINA is the biggest polluter on the planet:
On top of that the City of Los Angeles wants to raise the minimum wage to something like $13.25 over three years.
So all those wildfires are less polluting?
C’mon San Andreas’ Fault! Do it! Do it! Do it!
This will help speed ex-migration due to “the drought”.
This is called progress?
It’s a tax. It’s therefore going to the State Government. The Democrat run State Government. Need I go any further?
No water and suffocating taxes but really, really clean air. And illegals everywhere on Gubermint benefits.
What’s not to luv?
>> gas tax at 68 cents a gallon
Does that represent the entire tax portion, or just the excise tax?
This is what the citizens of the Golden State voted for.
Somebody has to pay for those millions of California illegals getting free everything thanks to a totally democrat run state government.
That’s why it is the Golden State - the illegals struck gold when they sneaked in.
“Like Europe. $12 a gallon gas all taxes and the people took it without even a lubricant. “
They’re made from petrol
One of those options is hanging of officials.
>>as consumers are forced to consider options.
Any politician that votes for something that has that phrase attached should be hanged as a traitor. Or shot.
I’m surprised nobody is smuggling fuel in from other states.
Those brain dead politicians came from somewhere else. California used to be a conservative state, until liberal whackjobs flooded in from every other state. Then they welcomed the illegals in. If you're a native, you ask lib people where they're from and it isn't California. There are a few exceptions (like gov Jerry and queen Dianne). Most libs are from somewhere else. What happened here is spreading elsewhere, not necessarily our fault. I like to blame NY, because there are so many transplants from NY.
And when that happens, they will have to raise taxes to make up for the shortfall the reduced driving produced.
It's a good idea. Our fuel is weak, cut with a lot of ethanol. My truck likes out of state gas.
Thank you, FRiend. It ain’t easy.
If they can smuggle Mexicans in, why not fuel from Mexico? It could be a lucrative business.
So what IS the additional tax per gallon? Are they just floating a trial balloon to see how deep Kalifornians will take it in the ah, er, wallets without squealing too loudly?
You say you want a revolution...
We should raise the minimum wage for everyone to $1000 an hour and make us all rich!
It’s a shame that they’ve ruined such a beautiful state. I would trade the all year temps of San Diego for the ones here in Louisiana. I wouldn’t trade the food here for anywhere.
China is not in California!
Low income people aren't going to make a difference, that's a free giveaway to them. And the high-speed rail won't be used by many people, also little effect. This is sucking money out of the pockets of hard-working folks, to throw it away on stupid projects. Again and again, politicians are our worst enemies.
Try telling that to the politicians, they won't listen. Lots of unhealthy air is blown here from China. Industry and vehicles here are clean, and "experts" are at a loss to explain smoggy days here when they only have to look west at the jet stream carrying the bad air to us from China. You could shut down every vehicle in California and the smog will still travel here from China.
Don't mess with CA driving and mobility. They will turn your a$$ out in the street without regard for any other political position.
Mark my words.
No more plastic bags at the grocery store, but what the hell, considering how little people can afford to buy they won't need them and since they won't be able to afford to drive to the store it will work out since all they can afford will fit in their two hands, making the walk easier!
California will start breeding Jackasses
Oreilly said this week it’s now $25 bill per year
Thank God my wife and I are moving from Fairfield CA to Anchorage next month! California’s motto “We’re not happy unless you’re not happy” rings true. This state can kiss both cheeks!
Boy will the low information drivers be surprised come 1/1/15.
It will just mean that the illegals will pay more to fuel their beater automobiles. The Jobs are not moving to the barrios.
Better to use the rail money for costal water desalinization plants.
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Posted on 8/28/2014 10:03:58 PM by bananaman22
Lofos will direct their anger at the gas stations. They are too stupid to put the blame where it belongs, liberals.
feel bad for conservatives - the few - that live there, but excepting them, it couldn’t happen to a better bunch of libtards.
you can tell when dems are lying about what they like and don’t.
article admits they are raising taxes to deter behavior they don’t like.
conversely they subsidize/cut taxes/won’t tax things they like.
they want abortion “rare”? where are the punitive taxes on it to discourage it? why subsidize it if you want it to be rare? they lie.
cigarettes? punitive taxes. decreased smoking.
sugar? punitive taxes, banned certin size drinks.
sex btwn minors? free condoms at school, free birth control for girls.
less people dependent on govt with jobs? not with all the welfare given out and all the votes to extend benefits forever.
theywant strong families intact? mairriage penalty tax, plus most bennies they give out require no man in the house.
the list is endless.
but you know they lie when they say they are for something but they are taxing tye crap out of it b/c that’s what they do to something they really don’t like to reduce behavior they hate.