Now that California’s Prop 23 to suspend the AB32 global warming law has failed, you get some real clarity from the players. If you ever doubted that our current crop of “save the planet” bureaucrats think they are above answering to the very citizens that pay their salary, this quote should put any doubt you may have had to rest.
From public TV station KQED’s “climate watch” blog:
“They didn’t know who they were messing with,” said Mary Nichols, when the first numbers came in from the polls.
Wow. Just wow. Hubris maximus. Lady, you need a reality check.
Here’s the effervescent Mary Nichols dealing with CARB’s DiplomaGate:
The Orange County Register reported:
A year ago, high officials of the California Air Resources Board learned that the author of a statistical study on diesel soot effects had falsified his academic credentials.
The researcher, Hien Tran, acknowledged the deception and agreed to be demoted, but after his data were given another peer review, they remained the basis of highly controversial regulations that will cost owners of trucks, buses and other diesel-powered machinery millions of dollars to upgrade their engines. The Tran study concluded that diesel “particulate matter” was responsible for about 1,000 additional deaths each year.
Now more fallout from that “landmark diesel law” comes last month:
I have to ask: Ms. Nichols, do you have any idea of what you or your agency is doing? Because I gotta tell you, CARB looks wholly incompetent from this vantage point.
h/t to Russ Steele at NC Media Watch