Saturday, August 13, 2011

CA Judge Halts Cap and Trade

Wow! Really?! Could someone involved in the government of California actually have a brain? I mean, I know some people who live in California who have brains...I even know some liberals out there with brains (who are just dimwits at politics and science). But one doesn't usually expect a government official--be they judge, congressman, or governor--to take too many conservative stances. It's "anything goes" out there on the left coast.

A San Francisco superior court judge has put California's sweeping plan to curb greenhouse gas pollution on hold, saying the state did not adequately evaluate alternatives to its cap-and-trade program.

In a 35-page decision, Judge Ernest H. Goldsmith said the Air Resources Board had failed to consider public comments on the proposed measures before adopting the plan, which affects a broad swath of the state's economy. In particular, the judge noted, officials gave short shrift to analyzing a carbon fee, or carbon tax, devoting a “scant two paragraphs to this important alternative” to a market-based trading system in their December 2008 plan.

[From Judge places California's global warming program on hold -]