Governor Brown is PO'd bad. His attempt to put 50% of California's people on foot has failed. Somehow a "moderate" 20 or some-such amount of democrats in the State Assembly nixed this boondoggle. Seems a huge push by oil companies and valley farming interests scared the crap out these lovelies. Enough to cause the bills author, DeLeon, to gut it.
Fifty percent reduction in fossil fuels by 2030? I mean the pushers of this nutty idea must be making enough money to pay their bills but are leaving millions of those they supposedly represent on the literal paths to work or shopping. Anyone seen a solar power jet aircraft lately? How about a cheap commuter car powered by bacon grease? Maybe a bus powered by pig crap? How about a few thousand more bird killing machines on the Altamount Pass? Oh, now that the tax credits are over the construction has pretty well stopped. Only those "rich" investors in the building of those eagle killing towers are affected. Well at least it was the evil rich and not Morrie the gardener.
The Sacramento Bee had a few lament articles including their own Editorial about this defeat for the econut left. Oh the gnashing of teeth by the likes of Dan Morain. His dismay about the "win" by oil companies made him a living on legislation. For goodness sakes Dan, your guys have passed thousand of bills implementing you rzombie desire to see government running . Can't the people of California get to savor at least one break from you socialists?
The Bee Editorial was also a mixed bag about how "big oil" still runs the state. Yeah right. I say it was the pressure from the poor and business that caused the demise of this stupid bill. How in the hell will people get to work? How will the food and other goods get to the local Walmart and Save-on's in LA? The politicians in charge of our state have to be brain-dead to even think this was a good idea. Not only did they want us cut the use of our wonderful gasoline and diesel by 50%, they wanted to force people to buy a vehicle that would cause the construction of more plants to supply the electricity! You just can't make this stuff up. The Bee Editorial staff appears to me to also be schizo. They want their business to survive but want donkey's to deliver the goods.
So we can't seem to build a timely reservoir or a dam to provide clean cheap hydro power, but we can have billions in "carbon credits" in some state bank that no one can use! Courts have said no to Brown's attempt to pay for the train to nowhere with that money too. Even the Assembly democrat Perea from Fresno tried to get some of that money in the carbon bank to build some water storage. But of course, DeLeon said nope. Not germane. What? So the beat goes on. Our state is burning down, smoke is filling the air yet these democrat on the left at least have their gas masks. Screw the rest of us.