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|How Now Brown Candidate?|
Consistent with AB 32, ARB must adopt the cap-and-trade regulation by January 1, 2011, and the program itself must begin in 2012.An entity called the Air Resources Board will have dictatorial power over every business in the state and will be able to effectively put any business out of business. This is absolute insanity. It doesn't even do anything to reduce air pollution! Please, read it for yourself! For whatever reason, the news outlets, the movie stars are lying to the public or are to lazy to look into what they are supporting before they toss money into the ring.
|JAMES N. GOLDSTENE Executive Officer California Air Resources Board|
The Scoping Plan, approved by the ARB Board December 12, 2008, provides the outline for actions to reduce California’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The Scoping Plan now requires the Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) and other state agencies to adopt regulations and other initiatives reducing GHGs.
The Next Chapters (graphic to the right), shows where we are in the process. ARB has already adopted a number of “early action” measures required by the Scoping Plan, and is now working on the Plan’s other measures. The majority of this work must be completed by December 31, 2010, with most regulations and other initiatives adopted by the start of 2011. This means more than 20 additional Scoping Plan measures will be adopted by ARB in 2009 and 2010. The goal is reducing GHGs to 1990 levels by 2020. After that, California’s goal is a reduction of 80 percent from 1990 levels by 2050.
Interagency Coordination For an effort as broad as the Scoping Plan, interagency coordination will be critical, especially since many programs cut across sectors and agency responsibilities. The Climate Action Team comprised of State agencies and chaired by Cal/EPA Secretary Linda Adams has been re-organized to focus on implementation, with lead groups providing regular updates to the Climate Action Team on the status of measure development.
The AB 32 Scoping Plan identifies a cap-and-trade program as one of the main strategies California will employ to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that cause climate change. This program will help put California on the path to meet its goal of reducing GHG emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020, and ultimately achieving an 80% reduction from 1990 levels by 2050. Under cap-and-trade, an overall limit on GHG emissions from capped sectors will be established by the cap-and-trade program and facilities subject to the cap will be able to trade permits (allowances) to emit GHGs.
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) will work with stakeholders to design a California cap-and-trade program that is enforceable and meets the requirements of AB 32, including the need to consider any potential impacts on disproportionately impacted communities. Consistent with AB 32, ARB must adopt the cap-and-trade regulation by January 1, 2011, and the program itself must begin in 2012.
We offer evidence that legalized abortion has contributed signicantly to recent crime reductions. Crime began to fall roughly eighteen years after abortion legalization. The ve states that allowed abortion in 1970 experienced declines earlier than the rest of the nation, which legalized in 1973 with Roe v. Wade. States with high abortion rates in the 1970s and 1980s experienced greater crime reductions in the 1990s. In high abortion states, only arrests of those born after abortion legalization fall relative to low abortion states. Legalized abortion appears to account for as much as 50 percent of the recent drop in crime.
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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.
Weather Underground terrorist group co-founder Bernardine Dohrn responded to allegations her husband, co-founder William Ayers, recalled her placing a pipe bomb outside a San Francisco Police Department building Feb. 16, 1970.
The shrapnel from the bomb's explosion killed Sgt. Brian V. McDonnell. Another officer, Robert Fogarty, was wounded in the face and legs and was left partially blind.
|Unpunished Terrorist Bernadine Dohrn|
“Dig it! First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them. They even shoved a fork into the victim’s stomach! Wild!” Bernardine Dohrn On The Manson Family Murder of Sharon Tate, Clinical Associate Professor of Law Director, Children and Family Justice Center
|November 8th, 1970 - Picture of This Professor at Northwestern University - Formerly on the FBI's Top 10 most wanted list.|
|Unpunished Terrorist Bill Ayers|
All told, Ayers and Weatherman were responsible for 30 bombings aimed at destroying the defense and security infrastructures of the U.S. "I don't regret setting bombs," said Ayers in 2001, "I feel we didn't do enough." Bill Ayers, Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago
|Would be Mass Murderer Cathy Wilkerson - Incompetence (hers) saved the victims from their date with her pipe bomb. She and some of her terrorist friends were making pipe bombs in the basement of one of daddy's Greenwich Village flats. Although 2 of her little buddies were blown to smithereens, and they intended on killing many more people, she spent a total of 11 months in jail. Isn't that special?|
Discussion of Concept – Addressing Bankruptcy of Covered Entities
Compliance entities could emit GHGs and then declare bankruptcy or otherwise cease operation before fulfilling their surrender obligations at the end of the compliance period. Any compliance instrument that an entity owns at the time of bankruptcy could be included in their collection of assets for bankruptcy proceedings, thereby prohibiting claims by ARB. Under this scenario, this form of default would threaten ARB’s ability to meet the cap.
To address this, ARB is evaluating two policy options which involve modifying the timing of surrender calculations contained in Section 95960. Neither option reduces the probability of bankruptcy occurring, but instead serves to reduce the magnitude of any potential default.
Option 1: Require covered entities to cover a portion of their annually-reported emissions by retiring compliance instruments at specific periodic intervals.
ARB could hedge against possible bankruptcies while minimizing the loss of flexibility to covered entities by requiring them to cover a percentage of their reported emissions at intervals during the compliance period. This “partial true-up” reduces the magnitude of any default of the surrender obligation.
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Those that know me, know that I have long been an outspoken opponent of Assembly Bill 32 (AB 32), California's so-called "Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006." Of course, the folks that originally forced this broad-sweeping policy upon us have, by and large, abandoned the "Global Warming" scare tactics and have settled on "Global Climate Change" as their new scare buzzword.
Out of concern for the destruction that I knew AB 32 would have on our economy, in 2010 I authored Proposition 23 to suspend the implementation of AB 32 and index it to California's unemployment rate. Unfortunately, Prop. 23 did not pass. Now as we begin to see the provisions of AB 32 implemented, the California Air Resources Board has established the nation's first and only Cap and Trade system, whereby billions of dollars will be extracted from the private sector.
The first response of Sacramento liberals has been to seek to tap those resources, but not for environmental clean-up, mitigation or compliance, as promised. Rather, they are seeking to hijack the Cap and Trade funds in order to back-fill a $500 Million hole in the State General Fund. They have also floated the idea of raiding about $1 Billion from it to bail out California's boondoggle high-speed rail project, which you may recall has an estimated price tag of $100 Billion. This confirmed our worst fears - that AB 32 and Cap and Trade will be used as a Slush Fund for Sacramento's pet projects.
Fortunately, this past week California's independent non-partisan Legislative Analyst notified the big spenders that use of Cap and Trade funds will be very limited without a two-thirds vote of the Legislature. However, the big spenders have not given up and won't - not when there's tax dollars available for the taking.
If ever there were a time that you felt like you had to do something to save California, that time is now. In two short weeks the fate of our state’s future will be decided. Since Prop 14 passed in June, this is the last state election in which the citizens of California can elect a candidate from the party of their choice.
Please help us elect Chelene Nightingale on November 2nd, lest the voice of California’s most active and politically educated citizens – YOUR VOICE – will effectively disappear into the vortex of party politics under the reign of another progressive statist governor.
Some of you have contributed to the campaign already, of which you are commended and humbly appreciated for helping us to purchase a week of radio spots on the most listened-to talk radio station in the most highly populated city, Los Angeles. Those will begin to air next Tuesday. We need your help to pay for the second week!
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"Hello, we are walking for Tom Watson who is running for congress. Tom is a fiscal conservative and believes Congress is broken."
Then we hand them a brochure which compares Tom Watson to Lois Capps on the key issues and ask them to read it before they vote... then we say:
"We would like to have your vote on November 2nd."
"Just how can you justify that to your kids standing next to you?"
"my two children standing here will start working in 10 years or so, they will be happy to pay back whatever I spend..."
|Which countries do the most for the environment? Rich countries with the resources to protect our environment, or poor countries with high unemployment? I would like to live in a happy, peppy place...|
|Not this downer place ==>>|
|Is Poverty Really The Best Way To Help The Environment As Jerry Brown And Meg Whitman seem to think it is?|
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