Category Archives: NAA News

Green jobs: More delusion and dishonesty

In 2008, independent economists hired by the California Air Resources Board to review its plans to implement AB 32, the state’s landmark anti-global warming law, warned officials against presenting the measure as a broad boon to the state economy. Forcing California to use a higher percentage of cleaner but costlier fuels by 2020 was likely to hurt industries that competed with states and nations with lower energy costs, especially manufacturers. The most renowned of the economists, Harvard’s Robert Stavins, offered the sharpest critique and warned...
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Huge Tax-hike Clobbers California consumers; forces business to flee

The most preposterous thing about a carbon tax, which California is in the process of implementing under the guise of a cap-and-trade program and which some other states are now considering, is the pretense that it will curb carbon emissions. This notion — the idea that states can save the planet from getting too hot — is great soap opera, but it is just a way to bring more revenue to state governments regardless of its stated intent. Whether it’s called cap-and-trade or a carbon tax, California...
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