Draconian and dumb climate law to face referendum.
Posted by Jeff Id on May 4, 2010
By SAMANTHA YOUNG (AP) – 13 hours ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A coalition of business groups turned in signature petitions Monday for a ballot initiative that would unravel Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s top environmental priority.
If the California Jobs Initiative qualifies for the November ballot, as expected, voters will be asked to consider putting the brakes on the nation’s most far-reaching global warming law.
Schwarzenegger immediately blasted “greedy oil companies” for trying to set back his sweeping environmental policy.
The 2006 law, known as AB32, seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in California and imposes new requirements on power plants, manufacturers and other businesses.
Unilateral action on CO2, while brave, is dumb. All the law does is push more businesses over the edge (both financially and the border) while doing exactly zero for global warming. Let’s see if Cali’s Mexicans voters get one right.
Here’s a great quote from Schwarzenegger who’s is to Conservatism as I am to Marxism.
“The effort to suspend AB 32 is the work of greedy oil companies who want to keep polluting our state and making profits,”
Oops!! Think the media will catch that one? It would be a shame if a company made a profit — wouldn’t it Arnie! He never was a great actor, I still enjoy a good explosion and like his movies though.