Do you know where the Yucca Valley is? If you don’t, that’s okay. It’s in a relatively obscure part of inland Southern California. It’s sparsely populated compared to the big metropolitan areas of the Golden State. If you are in the Yucca Valley, it’s a big deal that WalMart is coming to town. It means… More consumer choices for products, lower prices for consumer goods, and, of course, jobs! In our current recession, there’s been a big slow down in new construction and the opening of new retail stores. So, a WalMart for Yucca Valley… It’s all good, right?
WRONG. In today’s Los Angeles Times, there is a story about how the construction of this new superstore in the Yucca Valley has been halted by a judge! Why? Because apparently WalMart has not, according to the Judge, taken the proper steps to ensure that their new facility offsets enough carbon emissions.
How could this be? This is yet another iteration of the actual REAL and NEGATIVE economic impacts of the global warming alarmism policies being enacted in the State Capitol. Advocates of new statewide regulations to reduce the amount of carbon emissions made by people (despite the fact that the impact of people-created emissions has on the globe’s temperature are very much in question) is having a very real, bad effect, on the quality of life for Californians. The halting of this particular store is just one of hundreds of examples around the state.
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