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Op-ed: Employers exit as Sacramento fiddles

On January 27, 2011, in Uncategorized, by admin
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In another example of California being too “green” to be even hospitable to green jobs, San Jose based solar manufacturer Stion sent 1,000 jobs to Mississippi, which courted the company.  Boeing also will be cutting California jobs by up to 1,100 at its Long Beach facility.  That plant once employed 20,000 and now will employ [...]

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News: Japanese factories and refineries draw tourists

On January 24, 2011, in Uncategorized, by admin
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The Wall Street Journal reports that Kojo Moe, or “factory infatuation,” is a fast growing new trend in Japan and is drawing camera-toting tourists to industrial sites throughout the country.  The trend reflects a longheld pride among the Japanese of their country’s industrial prowess and a celebration of blue-collar work.  Unlike in California, where industry [...]

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News: O.C. company to create 150 jobs in Ireland

On January 22, 2011, in Uncategorized, by admin
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Quest Software, an Aliso Viejo software manufacturer, has decided to open up a new facility in Ireland.  Quest cited the Emerald Isle’s business-friendly policies among the reasons for placing the new operation there.  With California’s high-tax and overregulated business environment, Quest Software is yet another example of California companies that choose to expand elsewhere or [...]

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Cartoon: New Mexico Governor stalls cap and trade

On January 20, 2011, in Uncategorized, by admin
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New Mexico was the last state still on board to participate in California’s regional effort to sell cap and trade to its neighbors.  The state’s new Governor, Susana Martinez, made ending economically harmful “green” regulations one of her first priorities in office so that she could get New Mexico back to work.  AB 32 was promoted as a [...]

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News: PG&E spiked eleven lines to legal limits since 2003

On January 16, 2011, in Uncategorized, by admin
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PG&E has been questioned for its backroom deals allowing the company to pocket millions in AB 32 rate hikes on its customers. In another example of PG&E’s lack of ethics, the company has now been called out by Representative Jackie Speier for spiking pressure on gas lines eleven times since 2003, effectively playing Russian roulette [...]

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Blog post: New Study Shows Electric Cars Will be Uneconomical in California

On January 15, 2011, in Uncategorized, by admin
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AB 32 paradoxically attempts to raise energy costs while also promoting greater usage of electric cars, which must be plugged into the more expensive energy.  In effect, AB 32 defeats its own goals by putting electric car ownership out of reach through higher utility costs.  Researchers have released a new study detailing this illogical and [...]

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News: New Mexico drops “green” regs

On January 6, 2011, in Uncategorized, by admin
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Susan Martinez, the new Governor of New Mexico, has as her first act in office dumped the state’s job-killing global warming regulations.  AB 32 was posited as an effort to “show leadership in the fight against global warming.”  Before Governor Martinez’s decision to pull out New Mexico was the last state still on board to [...]

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Editorial: Wallets to get leaner on too much CARB

On December 20, 2010, in Uncategorized, by admin
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The Orange County Register editorializes that CARB bureaucrats have done serious harm to our state’s commerce and economic freedom by moving forward with cap and trade.  Governor Schwarzenegger has made the questionable promise that CARB bureaucrats will be “sensitive, cautious and careful” in their implementation of the most draconian regulatory regime in state history.  However, [...]

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Editorial: Lead the world? Yes, but do it wisely

On December 19, 2010, in Uncategorized, by admin
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In a startling reversal, the Sacramento Bee is now advocating a review of AB 32′s job-killing policies.  The Bee now acknowledges the economically harmful impacts cap and trade has had on the European countries that have tried it as well as the fact that the effort to “show leadership” has backfired, with other states pulling [...]

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News: State delays diesel rules until 2014

On December 18, 2010, in Uncategorized, by admin
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In a big victory for energy users, CARB has backed down and postponed the fraudulent job-killing diesel regulations until 2014.  In a hearing last Friday, business owners, scientists, and representatives of six Tea Party Patriot chapters strongly urged CARB to postpone its efforts to impose costs on small trucking and construction companies amounting to tens [...]

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