posted on Aug, 27 2014 @ 10:46 PM
The group, led by Assemblyman Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno), had been pushing legislation to suspend part of California's so-called cap-and-trade
regulations that were aimed at reducing carbon emissions from cars and trucks. Cap and trade is an auction system to allocate the cost of polluting
carbons among industrial and other emitters.
The bill, AB 69, was designed to head off what Perea and allies -- in a major multimedia public relations campaign -- called a "hidden gas tax" of
as much as 15 cents a gallon extra that consumers are going to start paying at the pump in January.
Perea's bill never got a hearing.
I live in Fresno California. Dead center of central california and home to the biggest produce production in the country. We are already in the middle
of a devastating droubt that has caused the cost of produce, milk, beef, poultry and pork to skyrocket. No doubt this added gas tax will be a game
changer for many families struggling to get by.
Cheap gas is at about $3.59 a gallon, cheapest its been all summer. Thats at Arco. Chevron is like $3.89 for the lowest octane. Ad $.15 a gallon
starting January. If you have to fill up with premium you could be looking at $4.25 a gallon or higher.
Cap n trade, climate change garbage will destroy whats left of this state and the country.