OPINION: Push for cap-and-trade extension is about money, not the climate: Susan Shelley
Governor Jerry Brown is demanding an immediate extension of the state’s cap and trade tax on the pretext of catastrophic climate change. However, Susan Shelley points out California produces less than one percent of the world’s climate emissions and questions why a vote is so urgent when the costly policy could harm the economy with little benefit to the planet? The true motivation is actually providing more money for the Governor’s pet bullet train and a revenue stream for future borrowing, Shelley writes in the San Bernardino County Sun.
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