Last year, Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill to give the
Legislature more oversight over the California Air Resources Board.
Some say lawmakers then retributively amended language out of
Senate Bill 350 by Sen. Pres. Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, which was
Brown’s proposal for a 50 percent cut in petroleum use for
transportation that the CARB was all set to enforce.
The CARB holds cap-and-trade auctions, which extort and extract
money from California businesses deemed polluters by the state. In
his 2016 budget, Gov. Brown carved out more than $1 billionof
cap-and-trade revenueto pay for his High Speed Train to
The high-speed rail project, expected to be finished in 2033,
was originally supposed travel from San Francisco to Los Angeles in
two hours and 40 minutes. That was the ballot initiative promise in
2009, which intoxicated voters who narrowly… Read More