Posts Tagged ‘California Air Resources Board’

CA’s economic funk: ‘Regulators gone wild’ take their toll

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

For Sunday's U-T San Diego, I did an essay about how California went from being the world pioneer in sensible efforts to clean up air pollution and coastal waters to a laboratory for fanatics who want to go ever farther in regulation, whatever the downside. "The CEOs who have long ranked California...

Is the Golden State the greenest and fairest of them all?

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
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  How To Get Your Ex Back Over Text Is California the greenest and fairest state when it comes to clean fuel standard regulations? No on both counts, contended the Wall Street Journal in a recent editorial, "California’s Green Trade War." It said "economic protectionism" is behind the Low Carbo...

Federal govt. shutdown would ripple through CA

Friday, September 27th, 2013
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Confusion, as usual, reigns in the U.S. Capitol. Now that Sen. Ted Cruz has finished his epic speech (or filibuster, depending whom you ask), the question of whether or not House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, will be able to convince the House Republican Conference to vote for a clean continuing res...

CARB plan update ignores warming lull

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

July 2, 2013 By Dave Roberts Five years ago the California Air Resources Board adopted a scoping plan to implement AB 32, the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. The plan outlines myriad regulations imposed on state residents and businesses in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions ...

Air Resources Board corp facing open meetings

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

May 30, 2013 By Katy Grimes Stop the presses! A really good Republican bill just passed the Assembly 63-0. What? How? AB 527 by Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, R-Rocklin, would repeal the existing exemption of the Western Climate Initiative, Inc., and its appointees, from the Bagley-Keene Open Meeti...

7 years not enough planning time for air board on AB 32

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

May 16, 2013 By Chris Reed The news that Gov. Jerry Brown wants to "borrow" $500 million in cap-and-trade auction fees to prop up the state's general fund in his revised 2013-14 budget could not have been more predictable. Brown may have an image of fiscal rectitude, but it is fiscal rectitude in...

CARB chair plugs electric cars

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

April 17, 2013 By Joseph Perkins Mary Nichols was in Detroit this week for the Society of Automotive Engineers annual World Congress. The chairwoman of the California Air Resources Board told attendees that her agency wants to have better relations with the auto industry. “If we can collaborate...

AB 32: Now — now!!! — L.A. Times warns it imperils economy

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
AB 32: Now — now!!! — L.A. Times warns it imperils economy

March 5, 2013 By Chris Reed Seven years ago the California Legislature passed AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, a landmark law forcing California to shift to cleaner-but-costlier forms of energy by 2020 to reduce the emission of the gases believed to cause global warming. The assump...

Edison bailed out CA Cap & Trade auction

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Jan. 9, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi The facts slowing coming out about the state’s first Cap and Trade auction seriously question whether the system is already being gamed by government, together with electric utilities. Edison International made an announcement on Dec. 20, 2012: At California’s ...

First Cap and Trade auction cuts no pollution for $233 million

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Nov. 21, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi In the private sector, success is often likened to “selling lemonade at a track meet.” But in the upside-down public sector, the California Air Resources Board auctioned $233 million of pollution permits on Nov. 14 -- and got nothing for it. Such a deal. Pollut...