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Cal Senate Extends Cap-and-Trade for Another Decade

The California Senate voted overwhelmingly — and surprisingly — to extend the state’s landmark AB 32 cap-and-trade law to limit so-called “greenhouse gasses” for another decade to 2030.

Jerry Brown (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

CA Court Rejects Science in ‘Climate Change’ Ruling

The California Supreme Court stopped a development project at Newhall Ranch, north of Los Angeles, over concerns that it would contribute to climate change–though the court admitted it could not say how.

Newhall Ranch (Reed Saxon / Associated Press)

California Senate Fight over Jerry Brown’s Climate Change Agenda

Amplifying AB 32, the Schwarzenegger-era cap-and-trade law, Democrat legislators in California are set to impose even more aggressive greenhouse gas reductions that would lower greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) to 80% below 1990 levels by the year 2050.

Jerry Brown-Schwarzenegger (Justin Sullivan / Getty)

Governor Brown Signs Multinational Climate Change Pact

On Tuesday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed onto a pact between 12 regions in seven countries, including four U.S. states, binding each to reduce greenhouse gas emissions drastically. The goal of the cuts is to keep the rise in global average surface temperatures below 2º Celsius. However, recent revisions by the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change suggest global temperatures are projected to rise by less than 1º C over 30 years–and perhaps by less than 0.5º C.


Cal Dems Spend Cap-and-Trade’s Billions on Voting Base

With cap-and-trade cash flow doubling this year and growing rapidly into the future, a newly approved “Scoping Plan” requires “maximizing” investments in “disadvantaged communities” that just happen to vote overwhelmingly for Democrats.

The Associated Press

Tom Steyer, Greens Question CA Gas Price Spike

San Francisco’s billionaire environmental activist and Democrat mega-donor Tom Steyer joined a group of consumer advocates supporting a California Senate investigation to determine if an “oligopoly” is the reason the price of California regular gasoline at $3.19 a gallon is $.78 higher than the national average, the Sacramento Bee reports.