Posts Tagged ‘Jerry Brown’

Governor Jerry Brown vetoed AB 2847 yesterday, arguing that the high speed rail oversight bill is unnecessary: I believe this bill is unnecessary, particularly in view of the passage of AB 1813, which adds two legislative members to the Authority. As with other projects of this magnitude, state law requires strict standards of accountability and […]

Sep 29th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

This isn’t the deal to extend cap-and-trade, but it may help achieve it: Governor Jerry Brown and legislative leaders reached a deal on how to spend $900 million in cap-and-trade revenues. From the governor’s office comes this list: -$368 million to the Air Resources Board, including: -$133 million to the Clean Vehicle Rebate Program. -$80 […]

Aug 31st, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

It’s a big day for cap-and-trade. First, the good news: SB 32, which would extend the state’s CO2 reduction mandate to 2030, finally passed the assembly. Unfortunately, the legislature did not agree to include specific language extending cap-and-trade: After an intense floor debate, a bill extending California’s greenhouse gas emission targets squeaked by in the […]

Aug 23rd, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

The news out of Sacramento is growing more ominous, as oil companies continue to make their demands regarding California’s strategy to tackle the climate crisis. As a result, it doesn’t look there will be any action in the legislature this month: California’s current greenhouse gas reduction mandate is set to expire in 2020. So is […]

Aug 4th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized