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No they aren't. They never have been. It's always been a front for business interests. As I pointed out in another thread, your "average person" wouldn't be protesting Cap & Trade as one of their major subjects.
Charles and David Koch, of Koch Industries, however, would.
Why does Koch object to this? I hear rants about it from conservative talk radio hosts but I recall hearing this as a good solution to environmental issues in libertarian circles decades ago. It's a way of internalizing externalities.
Alas, I can't see anything there that explains their opposition to Cap and Trade. They mention opposition to California Assembly Bill 32, which implements a state-operated C&T system, among other things.
Here's a description of AB32. The site seems to be a software company that leeches off applying this legislation.
Their map shows joblessness worst in the farm belt, not in the refinery areas around SF and LA. How big a contributor to GHG are the big cattle ranches in the farm areas? And how much would they be hurt by C&T?
Last edited by asch; 09-17-2010, 09:13 PM.
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Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?
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