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Video: Cap and Trade Program, "Are You Kidding Me!"

Assemblyman Brian Jones continues with his "Are You Kidding Me!" video series, explaining the frustrations of Sacramento to his constituents.

The office of Santee's State  (R-77) recently began filming and releasing one-minute online videos of the representative speaking about specific topics dealt with (or not) in Sacramento that drive him crazy.

In this video, Assemblyman Jones talks about a greenhouse gas cap and trade program implemented by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) that he says will drive more businesses out of the state and add to the list of reasons that "California is the worst state to do business in."

"The program will be economic and environmental disaster," said Jones in the video.

A Sacramento Bee article published after Jones' video said that CARB is considering giving a "hardship break" to many companies by adding carbon credits to the system, read more here.

The CARB website explains the program:

"The AB 32 Scoping Plan identifies a cap-and-trade program as one of the strategies California will employ to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that cause climate change. This program will help put California on the path to meet its goal of reducing GHG emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020, and ultimately achieving an 80% reduction from 1990 levels by 2050. Under cap-and-trade, an overall limit on GHG emissions from capped sectors will be established by the cap-and-trade program and facilities subject to the cap will be able to trade permits (allowances) to emit GHGs."

Click here to see other videos by Jones and check back to Patch for future videos.

PwmCwzy October 01, 2012 at 04:04 PM
So you don't believe GreenHouseGas (GHG) emissions cause global warming? I would rather help than be part of the problem. If businesses that pollute and refuse to spend monies on research and development of new non-polluting processes move to another state, then let them go. We are all stewards of this earth and need to take responsibility for our actions that could be harmful. If greedy businesses decide to continue polluting to make a bigger profit, I say we don't need that kind in California.
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