Do you really want to spend $100 billion dollars on a train that goes from one Central Valley farm town to another? Is that really how we're going to defeat the dreaded Global Warming?
Get ready for more:
Motorists are about to get drafted into California’s war on climate change.You catch that? You probably won't notice the difference, it'll be so small. Gas prices are relatively low right now so you should be able to afford a few extra cents a gallon for Mother Gaia. Lucky you.
Starting Jan. 1, gas and diesel fuel will be subject to California’s cap-and-trade market, a 2-year-old regulatory mechanism that puts a price on carbon spewed into the atmosphere.
The result will be higher gasoline and diesel prices, and probably more controversy for a state program that’s already been attacked in the courts by the business community.
With fuel the cheapest it’s been in years, state officials say the price increase won’t clobber consumers. The increase is likely to be less than 10 cents a gallon, said Mary Nichols, chairwoman of the California Air Resources Board, which runs the carbon program. Given the typical volatility of gas prices, Nichols said most consumers will probably barely notice the difference.
How will this money be spent? How will the earth heal with this money? The article doesn't say.