CARB’s Cap and Trade Discriminates – No Payoff

Russ Steele

The Sac Bee has the details in a AP story HERE.

The groups filed a complaint Friday against the California Air Resources Board charging that minority groups will be disproportionately harmed by the program that allows polluters to discharge more emissions by buying credits from other less-polluting industries.

If I recall this is the second suite that has been filed by environmental groups against the implementation of AB-32’s Cap and Trade. The first time because CARB did not conduct a CEQA analysis on the environmental impacts, especially minority group impacts.  The Court ruled that CARB could go forward with the program after some modification to the Cap and Trade implementation plan. Now, environmental groups have filed another complaint against CARB’s Cap and Trade scheme to create a multi-billion dollar environmental slush fund.

When you peal back the layers, the real issue here is not environmental protection it is more about assuring that the environmental agencies filing the complaint get access to the Cap and Trade slush fund. They want CARB to buy them off with an assurance they will have access to the billion dollar  slush fund.  It is all about the money.


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

One Response to CARB’s Cap and Trade Discriminates – No Payoff

  1. D. King says:

    Great, more lawsuits to fund the lavish life styles of the unproductive.
    Oh fan boy….grapes!
    No more grapes to feed you Caesar, just stems!
    These guys are going to blow it for the corruptocrats.

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