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  • Virginia Governor Set to Bypass Legislature to Join State-Based Climate Agreement

    09/21/2018 7:17:21 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 20, 2018 | Kevin Mooney
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is poised to implement a new regulation without legislative approval to join 10 other states in a climate change agreement based on restricting carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants.But lawmakers, policy analysts, and tea party activists in Virginia who oppose what they consider costly regulations of industry are raising questions about the economic and scientific arguments underpinning the proposed rule.They say the Virginia General Assembly should have a straight up-or-down vote on Northam’s plan, in part to ensure that any revenue the governor raises from “carbon trading” is collected and dispersed in a manner consistent...
  • New Way California is Wrong Way

    07/23/2018 4:42:29 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/23/18 | Katy Grimes
    "Californians are tired of partisanship and government dysfunction," New Way California says. This is true. But pandering to the left, which has run the once-Golden State into the ground, is no way to effect change An odd group of Republican centrists and has-beens formed New Way California earlier this year. They claim New Way is needed because they are committed to policies that increase opportunities for all Californians. As the Los Angeles Times explains in Schwarzenegger and Kasich back Republicans looking for a new way for Californias party, Chad Mayes started it after he stepped down as the leader of...
  • Delingpole: Pruitt Is Gone, but Trump Is Still Winning the Energy Wars

    07/07/2018 11:32:45 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | James Delingpole
    They may gloat all they like, those progressives. But this is, at best, a Pyrrhic victory for them. Pruitt is gone. His replacement, Andrew Wheeler, though, is their worst nightmare. Hes an ex-coal-industry lobbyist. He led the team with Steve Milloy that killed Cap and Trade in 2009/10. He gets far more than Scott Pruitt ever did that environmentalism has nothing to do with saving the planet and everything to do with killing capitalism. Pruitt may be gone. But the same president remains in the White House. And his agenda remains unchanged. The United States is...
  • Doug Ford ends cap and trade in Ontario

    07/04/2018 5:15:30 AM PDT · by xp38 · 87 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | July 2018 | Antonella Artuso
    Premier Doug Ford has officially revoked cap and trade and is now starting to wrap up initiatives funded by the doomed program. Cap-and-trade and carbon tax schemes are no more than government cash grabs that do nothing for the environment while hitting people in the wallet in order to fund big government programs, Ford said in a statement Tuesday. I promised that the party with taxpayers dollars was over and that this would include scrapping the cap-and-trade, carbon tax slush fund.
  • Soros: Obama's Puppeteer (Part 1 - 3)

    10/05/2009 9:08:44 AM PDT · by Kimberly GG · 5 replies · 729+ views
    Hubpages ^ | unknown | "jiberish"
    The Man Behind the Curtain and his Drones. ...."In a November 2008 in and interview with Spiegel, Soros made some comments that accurately outlined precisely the course that President Obama's administration would eventually pursue in 2009: "I think we need a large stimulus package which will provide funds for state and local government to maintain their budgets -- because they are not allowed by the constitution to run a deficit. For such a program to be successful, the federal government would need to provide hundreds of billions of dollars. In addition, another infrastructure program is necessary. In total, the cost...
  • Ontario joins Californias market to sell pollution credits

    09/23/2017 10:25:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    AP via Washington Times ^ | 4:01 pm, Friday, September 22, 2017
    California on Friday expanded its market for buying and trading permits to emit greenhouse gases to include the Canadian province of Ontario. The market is the centerpiece of Californias cap-and-trade program, which aims to reduce carbon pollution over time by capping emissions and requiring companies to obtain permits to pollute. Quebec is already part of the market. California is aiming to reduce emissions by 40 percent from 1990 levels by 2030. The two Canadian provinces have similar or stricter goals. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the agreement Friday in Quebec at a meeting with officials of both provinces, capping off...
  • Rebellious California lawmakers get banished to The Dog House, a tiny office [Opposed cap 7 trade]

    08/11/2017 12:12:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | August 11, 2017 at 6:34 am
    The move comes about a month after Melendez resigned as assistant leader of the Assembly Republican Caucus. Melendez said she could no longer work with Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley after he voted in favor of extending Californias Cap-and-Trade Program to 2030. Mayes vote outraged conservatives who argue that cap-and-trade boosts already-high gas prices. He is facing calls from two Republican National Committee members and Assemblyman Travis Allen, R-Huntington Beach, among others, to step down as leader of the Assemblys GOP minority.
  • Jerry Brown signs cap-and-trade gas tax

    07/26/2017 8:59:27 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 30 replies
    kfi640.com ^ | 7/25/17 | Nick VaVerka
    Well, it happened again. Governor Jerry Brown hammered another nail into California's coffin. This morning he signed his cap-and-trade extension, which means all of us are going to get screwed even more at the gas pump. Brown stood next to the water in San Francisco with dopes Kevin de Len and Arnold Schwarzenegger as they spewed gas about how they're doing a great thing: "You're here witnessing one of the key milestones in turning around this carbonized world into a decarbonized sustainable future."
  • CA GOP Swamp Sells Out to Dems on Corrupt Cap and Trade

    07/20/2017 5:54:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/20/17 | Katy Grimes
    As the California Legislature voted Monday to extend the corrupt Cap and Trade taxing and regulatory program by 10 years, eight turncoat Republican legislators voted with the Democrats. They received support from the California Chamber of Commerce, the California Manufacturing and Technology Association, along with several other big biz groups. But they didnt just reach across the aisle and vote with compadresRepublicans provided cover for three Assembly Democrats in targeted seats who couldnt or wouldnt vote for the cap and trade extension. Thats how phony this deal is. Think about this: there are three Democrats who are in targeted Assembly...
  • A Border Miracle Based Strictly on Psychology

    07/18/2017 2:28:16 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 16 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 7.18.2017 | David Blackmon
    Tired of winning yet? National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd told C-SPAN Monday that the rapid downturn in illegal border crossings is nothing short of miraculous. He elaborated that total recorded border crossings in 2017 are just 53% of what they were in 2016, and that percentage continues to drop each week. As we have noted before, this has been achieved without building single foot of wall, without changes to existing statutes, without any new huge budget allocations to the Border Patrol, without the introduction of any new technology. The one and only reason for this fall is the...
  • Trump Says No To A Global Cap-And-Trade Plan

    05/06/2017 11:22:54 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 39 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 05/05/2017
    The Trump administration said it would not be considering using an international cap-and-trade program to meet former President Barack Obamas pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions as part of the Paris agreement on climate change. The Department of State gave generic, boilerplate responses to questions countries posed regarding aspects of Americas commitment under the Paris agreement. At one point, China asked the Trump administration if it would consider an international market mechanism in place of Obama-era policies to cut emissions. The Trump administration said, No. Does the U.S. have any plan or preliminary thoughts on using international market mechanism to...
  • Hypocrisy, Thy Name is Jerry Brown

    09/26/2016 1:17:54 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/26/16 | Katy Grimes
    California is a Failure at Business The inconsistencies of California Gov. Jerry Browns climate change policies, together with his immigration policies, are formidable and deliberately deceptive one policy is driving taxpayers and businesses out of the state, and the other is driving droves of unskilled, unemployed aliens into the state. Last year, in 2015, Gov. Jerry Brown claimed California has an overpopulation problem, and the ongoing drought was proof that the explosion of population in California has reached the limit of what the states resources can provide. We are altering this planet with this incredible power of science, technology...
  • The EPAs Power Plan Is An Unlawful Power Grab

    09/23/2016 6:30:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/23/2016 | Marlo Lewis
    The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral argument next Tuesday, September 27 on the Environmental Protection Agencys so-called Clean Power Plan. The centerpiece of resident Obamas climate policy agenda, the Plan establishes first-ever carbon dioxide (CO2) emission standards for existing (already built) coal and natural gas power plants. The Plan will increase consumer energy prices and impede job and GDP growth yet have no discernible effect on global temperatures or sea levels. However, thats not why the Court should strike it down. The Court should overturn the Plan because it is an unlawful power grab. The Plan will...
  • Jerry Browns vow to slash oil use in Californias cars in trouble

    06/22/2016 12:20:04 PM PDT · by Mariner · 26 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | June 22nd, 2016 | By Dan Walters
    The meltdown of Californias cap-and-trade system of reducing carbon emissions has not only thrown its climate change crusade into disarray but caused collateral damage. One victim is Gov. Jerry Browns $3.1 billion plan to spend auction proceeds, now on indefinite hold. It not only affects a $500 million allocation for Browns bullet train project, but another $500 million for low carbon transportation and fuels. The latter is a centerpiece of Browns very ambitious drive to reduce petroleum use in auto travel the largest single source of Californias carbon emissions by 50 percent by 2030 even though the Legislature...
  • Yet another green fail imperils California half-fast bullet train

    05/27/2016 7:53:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 27, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Jerry Browns dream of constructing a high speed rail line connecting the Bay Area with Southern California suffered a major setback this week, but rest assured every effort is being made to spend enough money quickly enough to make pulling the plug seem unreasonable. Construction costs of the project have escalated so rapidly since the times state voters narrowly approved a bond issue that instead of constructing new tracks in the Bay Area and Los Angeles, the trains will share existing tracks with conventional freight and commuter trains, drastically increasing travel time, and making the trains half-fast at best. But...
  • California cap-and-trade auction falls far short, delivering blow to state revenue (tr)

    05/26/2016 6:16:22 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 26, 2016 | by Ralph Vartarbedian
    The latest auction in California's cap-and-trade market for greenhouse gases fell sharply below expectations, as buyers purchased just 2% of the carbon credits whose sale funds a variety of state programs -- notably, the proposed high-speed rail project. The quarterly auction, conducted May 18 and announced Wednesday, will provide just $10 million for state programs, including $2.5 million for the bullet train. The rail authority had been expecting about $150 million. Whatever prompted the lack of buyers, the auction is a stark example of the uncertainty and risk of relying on actively-traded carbon credits to build the bullet train. The...
  • Report: California carbon tax hikes gas prices 11 cents

    04/08/2016 10:18:56 AM PDT · by concentric circles · 14 replies
    KCRA - Sacramento ^ | April 7, 2016 | Mac Taylor
    The California Legislature's nonpartisan analyst estimates the state's pollution tax has raised gasoline prices by 11 cents per gallon and diesel prices by 13 cents, according to a month-old letter released on Thursday... Consumers may not have noticed much impact at the pump because the pollution tax came at a time when gas prices were plummeting... A large portion of the money is dedicated to California's high-speed rail line...
  • How To Make A California Slush Fund Even Slushier

    02/23/2016 8:31:05 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/23/16 | Katy Grimes
    California Air Resources Board's cap-and-trade program auctions While the state of California is extracting billions of dollars from businesses and utilities through the California Air Resources Board’s cap-and-trade program auctions, the Legislature can’t decide how to spend the billions. Instead, lawmakers have been arguing over how to direct the monies into their own districts on some rather dubious projects, and predictably, on public transit and light rail trains. Gov. Jerry Brown has his own dubious project: He carved out more than $1 billion of cap-and-trade revenue for his unpopular high-speed-train-to-nowhere.
  • UN climate change body suffers mammoth European carbon fraud [Russia, Ukraine]

    09/08/2015 11:01:00 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 20 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 2015 September 08 | George Russell
    The United Nations body that oversees greenhouse gas reductions is reeling from another cap-and-trade scandal that may have put 600 million tons of carbon emissions into the atmosphere — roughly speaking, the annual CO2 output of Canada or Britain — while the emissions were ostensibly suppressed, according to an independent study. In the process, the fraudsters, largely in Russia and Ukraine, were likely able to transfer credits for more than 400 million tons of their apparently bogus greenhouse savings by April 2015 into Europe's commercial carbon trading system — the largest in the world — thereby undermining that continent's ambitious...
  • Rising seas threaten to flood launch sites, NASA says

    09/07/2015 12:47:49 PM PDT · by PROCON · 97 replies
    CNN ^ | Sep. 6, 2015 | Brandon Griggs
    (CNN)NASA's rockets are astounding machines, capable of blasting into space at thousands of miles per hour and withstanding temperatures twice the melting point of steel. But they can't take off underwater. Rising sea levels caused by melting ice caps threaten to disrupt a handful of NASA launch sites along U.S. coastlines, the space agency warns. In the coming years, launch facilities at Florida's Kennedy Space Center and other places may need to be retrofitted or even moved inland, NASA says. "Every NASA center has its own set of vulnerabilities, and some are more at risk than others," NASA climatologist...