Anti AB32 Bill is heard in Committee
Dan Logue, 3rd District Assemblyman is pressing forward with AB 118, his attack on AB32, the "greenhouse initiative". The bill mirrors a proposition Logue sponsored which the Prospect covered HERE and pretty well trashed HERE.
Still, Dan is moving forward to bring us back to the past when his bill will finally be heard in the Natural Resources Committee.
Logue and his supporters have no sound documentation to say that AB32 will cost jobs, or that the billions invested in green technology won’t benefit the state in the long run. Businesses are leaving California, just as noble businessmen have been bleeding America by sending jobs overseas for decades. Capitalists are about capital, not the wellbeing of society. This hardly justifies giving them preference in law.
There is virtually no chance Logue’s bill will ever leave the NRC, which is chaired by Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, who recently outlined the benefits so far enjoyed from AB32. See HERE. Further, many groups have come out against AB118, including the California Alliance for Retired Americans HERE.
Even so, there is big support for wishing things were the way they used to be, and strong monetary support for using politics to drain the last drops of oil from the earth before finding new technology. We’ll see what happens. We at the Prospect like Dan; who doesn’t? His website is HERE. 1/8/2010
Even so, there is big support for wishing things were the way they used to be, and strong monetary support for using politics to drain the last drops of oil from the earth before finding new technology. We’ll see what happens.
We at the Prospect like Dan; who doesn’t? His website is HERE.
Ken Devore (916) 319-2003 SACRAMENTO-Assemblyman Dan Logue, R-Marysville, today announced that his bill, Assembly Bill 118, to suspend the California Golbal Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) will be heard in the Assembly Natural Resources Committee on Monday, January 11, 2010.
"Economic reality is being completely disregarded, and AB 32 implementation is already having a devastating effect on California businesses and the state economy. Many in business see no way to comply with its draconian requirements and as a consequence are leaving California, taking valuable jobs with them," stated Logue.
Studies report that the estimated costs of implementing AB 32 will range from tens of billions to several hundred billion dollars between 2012 and 2020. This overwhelming hit to California's businesses during a time of economic crisis and record high unemployment rates will only increase the suffering as more jobs and revenues continue to leave our state.
When AB 32 was signed into law in late 2006, California's unemployment rate stood at 4.8%. Three years later the state is in the middle of drafting and implementing the associated regulations, and unemployment stands at well over 12%. Logue's proposal, AB 118, would suspend the 2006 measure until such time as the employment level in California reaches is stable at 5.5 percent.
Now is your opportunity to come and show support for jobs in California! The hearing will take place in the Assembly Natural Resources Committee in Room 447 at the State Capitol at 1:30pm.