Californians will vote on suspending economy-crippling junk science carbon rationing law

We’ll find out in November whether enough voters in über-liberal California have been deprogrammed from the carbon cult:

“Leaders of a drive to suspend California’s … greenhouse gas emissions law claim they will submit enough voter signatures Monday to place the issue before voters.

The California Jobs Initiative Campaign will submit more than the required 435,000 voter signatures to qualify for the November ballot, spokeswoman Anita Mangels said.

“We’re headed to the ballot,” she said.

The campaign targets Assembly Bill 32, pushed four years ago by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Democratic legislative leaders to require California to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.

The proposed initiative would suspend AB 32 until the state’s unemployment level drops to 5.5 percent for at least a year.  …

“Voters have a right to have a say in whether the the state is going to risk a million jobs, or more, and to spend billions of dollars on programs that will not have any impact on global warming,” Mangels said.”  “Drive to Suspend AB32 will submit voter signatures Monday”  h/t NC Media Watch

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14 Responses to “Californians will vote on suspending economy-crippling junk science carbon rationing law”

  1. joseph addonizio Says:

    AB32 must go because it is absurd,not because unemployment is high.This is what these cost arguments sound like to a thinking person:”the law requiring you to stuff a marshmallow up your nose may be suspended due to the cost of the marshmallow in these uncertain economic times.”

  2. LibertyAtStake Says:

    “The proposed initiative would suspend AB 32 until the state’s unemployment level drops to 5.5 percent for at least a year.”

    I like the application of measurable outputs to policy directives … and how appropriate pushing back against the mysterious cult of AGW …

    http://libertyatstake.blogspot.com/
    [For a light hearted take on our present peril]

  3. papertiger Says:

    Got her done without WUWT. I actually had my doubts about this phase of the campaign. Now that it’s on the ballot there will be clear sailing to the finish line.
    Mark me. As soon as the enviro campaigners start in the full throated, fully funded (in a recession), fully commercial interest invested counter campaign, it will be a short distance for most Californians from “don’t care” to “Wish those Greenpeace Guys would shut up already”.

  4. jblethen Says:

    I hope you’re right, Paper. The public, even the California public, may be ready for pushback against the alarmist enviro nannies.

  5. Greg Says:

    “…that will not have any impact on global warming…”

    Good bill and about time.

    Any thoughts on how many millions the greenies are going to throw against this bill?

  6. Tim Says:

    I hate to bring up a bad subject, but Obama’s cap and trade may undo all your excellent work. We’ve got to fight that, as well!

  7. pyeatte Says:

    It is critical to keep the pressure on the AGW crowd and you do this by telling the truth about climate change. Use ClimateDepot.com as a great resource. This AGW movement is a political agenda for government control of the people via a massive tax and regulation nightmare. Never give in.

  8. Lochiel Says:

    Easiest way to reduce GHG emissions, reduce pollution & environmental degradation & protect wildlife, is to halt illegal & legal immigration. Duh!

  9. Jacques Says:

    I love the analogy about the marshmallow up the nose. It would certainly be nice if we could repeal this nonsense legislation for reasons other than the high cost of the marshmallow, but if that’s an easier sell than the fact that the marshmallow up your nose is actually not doing any good, well, maybe we go with the high cost.

  10. SHEMPUS Says:

    To really get into the spirit of the AGW supporters we need to enhance that analogy with stronger terms than ‘marshmallow’ and ‘nose’.

    They just won’t give up even faced with facts…so sad.

  11. Bob Ashworth Says:

    The Greatest Scam Ever

    They made up CO2 causing global warming so they could impose more taxes on the average people of the world and make a few very wealthy.

    The total concentration of CO2 seen in the atmosphere in January 2008 was 385 ppmv. The CO2 caused by all of man’s activities worldwide amounted to only 11.5 ppmv. The amount of CO2 from man is a mouse milk quantity compared to nature’s emissions. If we eliminated all anthropogenic CO2 emissions, we would go back to the level we had in January 2003. Oh yes, it was warmer then than it is now. It is clear that CO2 concentration in the atmosphere has nothing to do with the earth temperature. If there is an effect it is so small it is not worthy of discussion.

  12. Chris BC Says:

    I second the kudos to joseph for the marshmallow analogy. Just brilliant.

    SHEMPUS, please elaborate on your stronger terms. I think with the brilliant inspiration perhaps we can come up with an analogy worthy of a national campaign.

  13. Black Sabbath Says:

    Marshmallow! Fantastic!

    Every day I type ‘climategate’ into google to check the latest. The scandal just keeps growing.

  14. Allencic Says:

    What difference will it make if it passes, the greenies will find some Judge who will declare it null and void. The will of the people will be thwarted once again. Reason, good science, popular will, nothing matters but an activist judge.

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