Category Archives: NAA News

California Legislative Analyst Issues Two Reports Critical of State’s Climate Laws

California’s Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) issued two reports in December 2018 detailing concerns regarding the cost and effectiveness of state programs to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. California law requires the LAO annually to report on the economic impacts and benefits of California’s statutory GHG emission goals. LAO’s two reports highlight that California’s climate policies impose significant costs while delivering only uncertain results. LAO’s reports warrant careful review as they call into question the cost and effectiveness of California’s singular efforts to reduce GHG emissions....
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The ‘Green New Deal’ Out West

Launched last week by New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the “Green New Deal” appears to pick up where President Franklin Roosevelt left off with his “Second Bill of Rights” announced in his 1944 State of the Union Address1. More manifesto than mandate, the Green New Deal seeks to be a lens through which legislators’ accountability would will be measured. Initiatives range from a 10-year transition to a 100% clean energy economy, infrastructure investments, guaranteed employment, debt free college, health care, and advancement of social justice...
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