Relevance of AB 32 drops voters want leaders to focus on jobs

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Jan. 29, 2010 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

A recent poll commissioned by the AB 32 Implementation Group (co-chaired by CMTA) reveals declining support for AB 32 implementation policies as California voters show more concern about unemployment, the budget and education.

EMC Research, Inc. conducted the poll the first two weeks of December. It compares and contrasts findings from a similar EMC poll done in 2008. Using a random sample of registered voters in California, the poll found that voters want leaders to focus on creating more high-wage, quality jobs. While support for AB 32 has declined over the past 18 months, voters do favor a balanced approach to addressing global warming. Voters are looking for a solution that doesn’t reduce jobs, increase energy costs or further harm the state’s economy.

Implementing AB 32 at the cost of more job loss and unnecessary costs for consumers will only further hurt our struggling economy. CMTA continues to advocate that climate change policies should be cost-effective, technologically feasible and based on sound economic analysis as provided by AB 32. And, since climate change is a global issue, our program should seamlessly link to other national and international programs.

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