Posts Tagged ‘CARB’

The Legislative Analyst’s Office is a good source for statistical analysis of the state budget. If you want to know the potential financial impact of a particular proposal, or how much revenue a new tax might bring in, or what the state’s long-term debt looks like, they’re likely to give you good, informative answers. But […]

Mar 13th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Governor Jerry Brown’s plan to use cap-and-trade funds for high speed rail has generated some ill-informed criticism from environmentalists and right-wingers. Last week I explained how HSR is an appropriate use of those revenues. Apparently the California Air Resources Board wanted to speak up for themselves, which is exactly what they ought to do. So […]

Jan 30th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

You would think that California’s leading environmental organizations, who claim to be committed to fighting the climate crisis and reducing carbon emissions, would enthusiastically support Governor Jerry Brown’s plan to use 19% of annual cap-and-trade revenues to fund a major infrastructure project that reduces millions of tons of CO2 while also reducing other forms of […]

Jan 11th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

UPDATE: California EPA Secretary Matt Rodriquez tells Capitol Radio that using cap-and-trade funds for HSR “is appropriate. Need long-term greenhouse gas reductions, beyond 2020 goal.” Original post begins here: Governor Jerry Brown’s proposal to use $250 million out of $1.3 billion in cap-and-trade revenues (that’s 19%) for high speed rail is generating controversy. Very depressing […]

Jan 9th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized