Connie Young and the rest of the local chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby are at it again. California isn’t being a leader. California is being left behind.
Those drawing parallels between Don Quixote and Jerry Brown aren’t far off. These carbon taxes will continue to increase electric rates. They will continue to drive businesses to states with reliable and affordable electric supplies.
The Australians realized this wasn’t working after only two years. They realized these schemes were doing nothing but harming their own competitiveness. California persists in not learning the lessons of others or even the lessons right in front of us. The Australian population wasn’t going to make a notable difference. California’s also will not.
People need to look up all the falsification of data that occurred to support the desired conclusion. This is, in understatement, unscientific. This is so foolish as to beggar belief. How many more aerospace, manufacturing and tech companies have to leave before people understand this?
Never miss a local story.
I’m afraid that people just won’t learn until things are as bleak as the United Kingdom was in 1978. This is an important lesson in how, even in a western democracy, top-down government “solutions” cause misery and poverty.
Russell Harland, Dinuba