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  • Cap and Trade

    [Continued from the Tea Party thread.]

    Originally posted by Flarfignuggen View Post
    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.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emissions_trading
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Externality
    Last edited by ScratchMonkey; 09-17-2010, 04:14 PM.
    Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

    snooggums' density principal: "The more dense a population, the more dense a population."

    Iliana: "You're a great friend but if we're ever chased by zombies I'm tripping you."

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    Re: Cap and Trade

    The Koch spin:

    http://www.kochind.com/kochFacts/

    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.

    http://www.ess-home.com/regs/ca-ab32.aspx

    There's a ballot initiative up this November to suspend AB32 while the jobless rate is high:

    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/05/0...vember-ballot/

    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. Reason: fixed title
    Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

    snooggums' density principal: "The more dense a population, the more dense a population."

    Iliana: "You're a great friend but if we're ever chased by zombies I'm tripping you."

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