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Despite dire predictions of massive increases in gas prices on January 1 now that gasoline and other fossil fuels are subject to the cap and trade system, gas prices in California appear to have barely moved: There’s a small bump in overall prices from January 1 to January 3. But that pales against the enormous […]

Jan 3rd, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

2014 was the best year for California high speed rail since at least 2008, when voters approved the Proposition 1A bonds. But there’s an argument it might have been even better than that. Let’s take a quick look back at the year that was. • Cap and trade money secures California HSR’s future. The June […]

Dec 31st, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Earlier this year oil companies began spinning up a new attack on AB 32 and the state’s wildly successful cap-and-trade system. They convinced a few moderate Democrats that applying cap-and-trade to fuels this coming January would ruin their political chances this November, as it would supposedly cause gas prices to soar. Those Democrats wrote a […]

Aug 25th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Oil companies have been pressuring skittish Democrats to remove fuels from the cap-and-trade system, even though doing so would significantly reduce the revenues that system brings in. But help is on the way, pledges Tom Steyer: Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer, who has pledged to spend $100 million in the midterm elections to push his […]

Jul 29th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized