Democrats in California seem to be finally waking up to the fact that green energy disproportionately hurts poor people.
According to the Wall Street Journal;
The environmental lobby has tried to turn climate change into a social justice issue even though its anticarbon policies disproportionately harm the poor. Honest Democrats are starting to admit this, as we saw in this week’s stunning revolt in the California legislature.
Jerry Brown doesn’t have much to show for his second turn in Sacramento, and of late he has focused his legacy attention on reducing carbon emissions. The Governor hailed California as a model of green virtue at the Vatican this summer and had hoped to flaunt sweeping new anticarbon regulations at the U.N’s climate-change summit in Paris this year.
But now his party has mutinied. Democrats hold near supermajorities in both legislative chambers with 52 of 80 seats in the Assembly. Yet this week 21 Democratic Assembly members representing middle- and low-income communities—including 11 blacks and Latinos—joined Republicans to kill a bill mandating a cut in state greenhouse gas emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050.
All I can say is its about time. The evidence that green energy is hideously expensive and hurts poor people is irrefutable. Claims of alleged benefits are all based on broken climate models, which have no demonstrable predictive skill.
Anyone who supports absurd green energy policies is the enemy of the world’s poor people.