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Some crucial context on Brown’s new energy policy and AB 32 4

Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision to seek to extend the state of California’s push against global warming to 2030 with a further embrace of costlier-but-cleaner energy got a positive response from many environmental groups and journalists. The idea that California would

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Mary Nichols the ‘rock star’ bureaucrat

America is supposed to be a democracy ruled by “We, the people.” Actually it’s rule by bureaucracy. The vast bureaus of federal, state and local governments run our lives, and there’s not much that can be done about it until

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CA gas tax jumps 10 cents in Jan.

New year. New tax on gas. It’s AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 finally gouging drivers at the pump. Although industry spokesmen have said the new gas tax could be as much as 70 cents a gallon, it

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CARB draws sharp fire on AB 32 — from the left 3

David Roberts — a Grist.org journalist who has an easy command of energy issues that makes his NRDC-style environmentalism easier to take — has written a sharp piece about AB 32. Roberts details what he calls an “avoidable mess” in the

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LAO: No ‘fiscal cliff’ with end of Prop. 30 taxes

Someone should come up with a T-shirt reading, “STAY CALM AND LET PROP. 30 END.” Maybe sell it and make a few bucks for ya. At least before taxes. California Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor’s recent “The 2015-16 Budget: California’s Fiscal

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57% of CA infrastructure $ on mass transit? More, more, more!

In 2008, California enacted SB 375, the most important state law you never heard about. It was Senate leader Darrell Steinberg’s bid for the sort of green reverence that Arnold Schwarzenegger enjoyed because of 2006’s AB 32. SB 375 (Chapter

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Why does CA unemployment remain so high?

Silicon Valley and other areas of coastal California are doing well — assuming you can afford to live there. But the state economy as a whole remains stagnant, with unemployment stuck at 7.3 percent for October, the same as the

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What about that ‘global warming’?

No wonder environmentalist extremists changed “global warming,” as in AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, to “climate change.” The Northeast has been blanked by record cold and snow that makes it easier for us to put up

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CARB rejects delay for ‘hidden gas tax’

  The California Air Resources Board rejected pleas at its latest meeting to delay bringing transportation fuels into the cap-and-trade program – despite arguments that it will result in higher gas prices, cost thousands of jobs and harm the state’s

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Hydropower AB 32 scam as bad as one L.A. Times detailed

The Los Angeles Times had a good analysis over the weekend of how AB 32 is being gamed in ways that make suspect its claims to be cleaning up the environment. California’s pioneering climate-change law has a long reach, but

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