Sign the Open letter
Open Letter to the California Air Resources BoardI am writing to ask that you act now to protect California businesses from unnecessary harm resulting from the planned auction of emission allowances under AB 32. The auction, as now planned, exposes many California businesses to extraordinary costs that will put them at an unfair competitive disadvantage, encourage them to move their operations to other states or nations, and put California jobs at risk.
The action I am asking you to take – to provide additional transition assistance to California businesses -- will in no way deter or diminish the effectiveness of the cap and trade program to reduce carbon emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. I ask that you direct CARB’s staff to take this action now. California businesses need certainty that they will not face unsustainable costs in the future so that they can make plans to invest in California.
Allowing businesses to participate in the cap and trade program without also requiring them to unnecessarily purchase emission allowances will protect California businesses and jobs while still meeting the goals of AB 32.
Please act now to protect California workers and the California economy.
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