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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.

Eric Holder in California (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

De León, California v. Trump over Federal ‘Clean Air’ Waiver

California’s Senate President pro tem Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) is promising to take President Donald Trump’s administration to court if it fails to renew the federal waiver that allows California to set stricter vehicle emission standards than the rest of the nation.


CARB Targets Rice Farmers for Cap and Trade

The California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) plan to offer cap and trade offset credits to California rice farmers to change the way they farm is like chumming fish. The government’s upfront offer of cash is a scam to encourage rice farmers to invite bureaucrats into their business. CARB will undoubtedly later change the farming rules by mandating the type of severe regulations that will strangle rural community success.