AGW Today: Prop 23 Fails, Prop 26 Passes….Prop 26?

Prop 23, a California initiative to suspend their climate hysteria laws until unemployment stays at 5.5% or lower for 4 consecutive quarters in California (which meant, of course, that the actual global warming legislation, known as AB32, would never be implemented), went down to defeat by a margin of 61 to 39%. However, Prop 26 slid through 53-47%, a ballot initiative that slid under the radar over the hysteria about Prop 23

California voters approved a measure Tuesday that will make it harder for the Legislature to raise fees, according to early vote tallies. The passage of Prop. 26 could empower the Republican minority in the state Legislature and make it more difficult for the state to balance its books on the backs of alcohol, tobacco and other companies that have been targets of legislative fees for decades.

The new law requires a 2/3rds vote for all fees, which stops the Democrat led California legislature from passing them through simple majority votes. What does this have to do with the global warming hysteria laws?

California’s approval of a ballot measure (Prop 26) making it harder to pass regulatory fees could undermine state environmental laws, including planned limits on greenhouse gases, said the Climate Action Reserve, a Los Angeles-based carbon offsets program.

The new fees requirement “may stifle environmental, health, and safety programs in general,” Gary Gero, president of the Climate Action Reserve, said in an e-mail.

Supporters of the global warming law said before yesterday’s election that businesses could use Proposition 26 to mount legal challenges to carbon dioxide fees or the sale of pollution permits at government-run auctions, arguing they weren’t approved by two-thirds of the state’s lawmakers.

Of all the problems California has, such as 12.4% unemployment, massive illegal immigration, gangs, prison over-crowding, prisons full of illegal immigrant gang members, budget woes, people and companies streaming out, passing laws that create more costs, higher fees, more restrictions, should be last on California’s list of “Do Now’s.” Perhaps Prop 26 will stop some of the insanity.

Meanwhile, Andrew Revkin and other climate alarmists are really upset that the GOP led House might force them to pony up actual evidence that supports their cult like belief in manmade global warming. You’d think they would jump at the chance to prove all the skeptics wrong.

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10 Responses to “AGW Today: Prop 23 Fails, Prop 26 Passes….Prop 26?”

  1. mojo says:

    They CAN’T prove their case, that’s why they’re arguing from authority. I thought that was obvious.

  2. captainfish says:

    OMG, California, you are driving me crazy. I hope you go down in flames from all this.

    You vote in Jerry Brown who started you down this road of destruction before.
    You vote for Boxer again.
    You vote to turn down massive business crushing AGW mandates that will only raise your commodity prices skyward.
    and then you vote down the marijuana bill?

    You go left, and then swerve right. And then pass prop 26 to boot?

    Just proves you people are totally insane. Northern Cal people… RUN!!! Run away fast before the southern half destroys the whole state.

  3. I’d like to see the hearings held, but, not till say October of 2011, unless the alarmists start yammering or the EPA pulls some shenanigans.

  4. captainfish says:

    Why so late Teach? Hoping it lasts about a year.. by that time, it will be 2012?

  5. I’d like to see the GOP stay focused on jobs and the economy, and look for ways to roll back ObamaCare and some of the other destructive legislation first. Yeah, they can surely do more than that at one time, but, it would look bad to those who really don’t pay that much attention to politics like we do.

    I mean, we know that Team Obama and the Dems were trying stuff to create jobs, even during the ObamaCare debacle, but, they were failing miserably, and it it appeared to the public as if they weren’t even thinking about the economy. Hell, I bet it would have been better for the economy if they were focused solely on ObamaCare, rather than trying other worthless and/or destructive measures.

  6. PS: I wouldn’t be surprised, though, if the Dems try ramming through cap and tax during the lame duck session.

  7. captainfish says:

    Hey Teach. I agree. There are alot of things that Repubs can do, most of which are the rules and regs than need to be changed in the HOUSE itself. FIX the economy and create an atmosphere for job creation. Then fix\kill everything that Dems did since 2007.

    And, I would not be surprised at all the Dems do crap like that. They will push Cap-n-Tax and amnesty for illegals, and maybe a AGW bill, etc. Repubs need to push harder to block them in every step if they can.

    Dems are like a young child who you watched play in the mud, warning them that they would make a mess. You then watch the kid bring the mud in to the house, knowing that you are the only one who will be around to clean it up. You shake your head in wonderment, wondering if the kid will ever grow up enough to ever understand his actions.

  8. Trish says:

    Great analogy captainfish!

  9. David says:

    No fish, it is like the kids playing with matches and burn’t the damn house down. Now you have to rebuild it with all kinds of new rules and regs. to inhibit you.

  10. captainfish says:

    hahahahahahahaahahaaaaa David.

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