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For his next crisis
New York Post, by Ben Boychuk

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 12/7/2012 5:19:35 AM

Saving the planet isn’t easy — or cheap — especially in California. The state’s anti-global-warming cap-and-trade program is the latest gimmick to leave it with yet another big hole to fill in its budget. The Golden State’s new carbon-trading program is the world’s second largest, after the European Union’s. The stated goal is to cut greenhouse-gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 and another 80 percent by 2050. But California held its very first “carbon credit” auction last month — and it was a big disappointment.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Janjan, 12/7/2012 5:50:39 AM     (No. 9053034)

Of all the States willing to secede, this one would be the most attractive.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 12/7/2012 7:44:36 AM     (No. 9053140)

Cap and trade. One of the biggest scams ever. I´m so frustrated that the people of America could be so dumb as to believe in this crap.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: LadyVet, 12/7/2012 8:32:51 AM     (No. 9053237)

#1, I wonder if there is any provision for voting a state out of the Union? If we could limit it to a smaller region, I´d vote that we dis-annex (un-annex?) NYC, LA, and SF. Perhaps throw in Detroit, Chicago, and Seattle. That would only slightly change the shape of the U.S.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: craige, 12/7/2012 9:48:57 AM     (No. 9053380)

Moonbeam in La La land.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Distorted, 12/7/2012 11:35:19 AM     (No. 9053641)

When an imaginary market need collapses in the forest will it make a sound?

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