Poll: AB 32's glaring weakness -- CA-only costsPosted by Gino DiCaro, Vice President, Communications on Jan. 21, 2010
EMC Research released a follow-up poll today to the one they did a year ago on Californian's attitudes toward AB 32 and the state's desire to go it alone.
The state's greenhouse reduction program is not a freebie. Large costs foisted on an unemployment-riddled state economy and increased industry electricity rates already 95 percent higher than western competitor states are not affordable at this time, if ever. The above poll numbers, 600,000 lost manufacturing jobs since 2001, 12.3% unemployment, and the electricity rates below provide some of the most rational context for the AB 32 policy debate. In other words, how can we implement the program so it doesn't hurt the state's economy and jobs, and in a manner that gets the whole country to help reduce global warming emissions?
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