Tag: cap and trade

Brian Dahle hugs Anthony Rendon (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

RINOs’ Revenge: Mayes,’Swamp 8′ Given California Leadership Roles

Brian Dahle, the newly installed California State Assembly Republican Leader, did not take long to get on the wrong side of GOP grassroots activists in California after appointing several of the most notorious “Swamp 8” Republicans to leadership roles — including former leader Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley) and Rocky Chavez (R-Oceanside).

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Poll: California Voters Want More Climate Change Regulation

California Democrats are triggering nationwide criticism, and even ridicule, for passing aggressive laws and regulations on climate change. But a new poll reveals they are giving most Californians exactly what they want.

Melissa Melendez (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

CA Republican Deputy Leader Quits to Protest Cap-and-Trade

Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore), who had served as the deputy to Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley), resigned her leadership post on Thursday in protest against Mayes’ vote for Governor Jerry Brown’s “cap-and-trade” extension bill.

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Schwarzenegger Praises CA Republican Leader for Backing Cap-and-Trade

Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger praised Republican State Assembly Leader Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley) on Tuesday, after Mayes led a handful of Republicans to cross party lines and vote to extend the state’s controversial cap-and-trade program.

Jerry Brown cap-and-trade (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

FLEISCHMAN: GOP Votes Give Jerry Brown Big Win on Cap-and-Trade

The “shadow presidency” of California Governor Jerry Brown scored a win Monday night as eight Republican legislators crossed the political aisle and voted with most Democrats to extend a key component of the “cap- and-trade” program that has literally shifted $4.42 billion from the private sector to the government since mid-2012.

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California Proposes to Tax Space Travel

The California taxman wants add to taxes on space travel on top of taxing land, buildings, businesses, income, transportation and the air we breathe.

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California Democrats Propose Cost Increase for ‘Cap-and-Trade’ Permits

California Democrats are seeking to penalize companies who are forced to buy greenhouse gas (GHG) emission permits as part of California’s “cap-and-trade” program, fresh off a victory over business owners who sued to have the program overturned as an illegal tax.

Jerry Brown windmill (Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty)

Bogus Economic Analysis Claims Cap-and-Trade Creates Jobs

An economic study produced by a top Jerry Brown administration contractor claims that although California’s SB 32 climate change bill will destroy lots of existing jobs, that is fine — because Silicon Valley will receive lots of subsidies.

Jerry Brown (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

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)

Jerry Brown Trying to Extend Cap-and-Trade Without 2/3 Vote

California Gov. Jerry Brown is trying to amend Senate Bill 32, which would extend “targets” for greenhouse gas emissions reduction beyond 2020, in order to pass an extension of cap-and-trade “proceeds” (i.e. taxes) without the constitutionally required two-thirds vote of both houses of the legislature to pass a tax.

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The Dirty Story Behind Hillary Clinton’s ‘Clean Cookstoves’

On September 21, 2010, the Secretary of State announced the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (Alliance) at the Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (GCI)—with the Clinton Foundation being one of the “Strategic Partnerships and Alliances.” By November 2014, more than $400 million had been raised for the project.