Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Shultz, Robert Redford, Bill Gates, James Cameron, Leonardo Di Caprio and Al Gore have all weighed in to oppose California's Proposition 23, a November ballot initiative. Now comes the uber-endorsement for the No on 23 campaign: President Obama.What they all have in common is that they are all very, very rich and do not have to worry about losing their jobs when this monster of a law AB-32 takes effect. They can all pat themselves on the back and congratulate themselves on the green fuzzies they will surely win at this years NIMBY awards. Yes, the memory of the NIMBY king, Ted Kennedy, lives on.
Can you see Al Gore Salivating over the prospects of making billions of dollars from the CAP AND TRADE component in AB-32? The rest of the country is not stupid enough to allow that on the federal level, but Californians are! I can almost hear the pooh poohs emanating from the grand gardens of the Montecito Mansions as they plot their campaigns against ALL THAT MAKES NOISE OR HAS THE POTENTIAL TO DISTURB THEIR VIEW.
- Heavy-Duty (Tractor-Trailer) Greenhouse Gas Regulation - The regulation applies primarily to owners of 53-foot or longer box-type trailers, including both dry-van and refrigerated-van trailers, and the owners of heavy-duty tractors that pull them on California highways. These owners are responsible for replacing or retrofitting their affected vehicles with compliant aerodynamic technologies and low rolling resistance tires. All owners regardless of where their vehicles are registered must comply with the regulation when they operate their affected vehicles on California highways. (INCREASE IN THE COST OF TRANSPORTING GOODS WITHIN CALIFORNIA ==>> HIGHER PRICES)
- Reporting your GHG Emissions - Oh boy.
- Who is supporting the NO On 23 Campaign? - Maybe some reporter would like to call this company and ask who the client is: http://www.bcfpublicaffairs.com/about/index.html
- The No On 23 Groups all have nice sounding names, but reveal little about who is behind them. I don't know whether oil companies are supporting 23 or not, but YOU do not know who wants it gone.