Posts Tagged ‘cap and trade’

Thanks to low voter turnout in the 2014 election, the signature requirements for California ballot initiatives are unusually low. It only takes 585,000 signatures to get a constitutional amendment on the 2016 or 2018 ballot. That’s 25% less than it took prior to the 2014 election – and it’s a lower bar than at any […]

Nov 16th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

The news out of Sacramento on climate and sustainability this week has not been good. A coalition of moderate Democrats has successfully blocked some pathbreaking legislation to cut carbon emissions and dependence on fossil fuels – in order to please the oil companies. Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown and the Democratic leaders in the legislature, Senate […]

Sep 10th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Another day, another Republican effort to defund high speed rail rejected in Sacramento: tate Sen. Sharon Runner, R-Antelope Valley, announced Wednesday that her legislation to prohibit Cap and Trade funds from being used for High Speed Rail was killed by the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Development Committee. Introduced in the First Extraordinary Session on Transportation […]

Sep 4th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

California’s cap-and-trade system continues to hum along, and the state has begun to dole out the revenues: The biggest beneficiary is the state’s high-speed rail line, which so far has reaped $750 million. Transit agencies in the San Francisco and greater Los Angeles regions each garnered $41 million. A reclamation district in Sacramento County received […]

Aug 30th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized