Time to get outta Dodge:
So ARB’s reaction to Friday’s ruling was mostly a sigh of relief. According to a written statement from spokesman Stanley Young:
“We are pleased that the court’s decision enables ARB to continue moving forward on implementation of a range of AB 32 measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, drive innovation, improve energy security, and steer California to a clean energy economy.
But the order expressly prohibits the Air Board from “engaging in any cap and trade-related project activity that could result in an adverse change to the physical environment,” until ARB fully complies with CEQA. ARB says it will continue its fight on the cap & trade front:
“We respectfully disagree with the court’s determination that ARB did not adequately analyze alternatives to cap and trade program in the Scoping Plan, and will file a notice of appeal on Monday.”
Full story here at KQED
ARB has that “we are right and everybody else is wrong attitude” even in the face of cap and trade being a bust most everywhere else in the world. I hope these bureaucrats get a swift kick in the butt from reality when they finally go through this court battle again.
The cap and trade program proposed for California is almost as stupid as the medical marijuana law, which is now turning residential neighborhoods into war zones thanks to pot growers.