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CARB fuel policies will impact those that can least afford more expensive energy
The recent report by the Boston Consulting Group (www.cafuelfacts.com) on the impact of Global Warming Initiative AB32 on the refineries and the California economy is very sobering. Seems like no one cares about what the cost will be to the refineries to meet the AB32 policies, but the impact on the 37 million citizens that will pay more for transportation fuels and energy is staggering. No one else in the country will be paying for AB32, just those citizens and businesses that reside in California.
With California contributing only 1% to the world’s greenhouse gases, it looks like CARB has bet the California economy on the small country of Brazil and their sugar cane for California refineries to produce the AB32 required low carbon fuel.
The supporters of the Global Warming Initiative AB32 want to set the standard for the world. However, Brazil has never produced enough sugar cane to meet the needs of just California, let alone what would be required by the other 49 states and other countries.
CARB’s tunnel vision focus on California’s miniscule 1% contribution to the World’s greenhouse gasses will drive up the cost of energy and transportation fuels for 37 million Californians.
These added energy costs will incentivize more businesses and citizens to depart California, driving up unemployment, further increase the State’s deficit, and severely impacting the middle and lower income people that can least afford more costs to live and work in California.
Even if all 37 million Californians were required to ride bicycles TODAY, California would have no effect on the World’s greenhouse gasses!
June 28, 2012 at 4:52 p.m.
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