The implementation of California’s "global warming" law is emerging as a political slush fund for projects favored by whoever is in power in Sacramento, in this case, Gov. Brown and the Democratic majority in the state legislature. The high speed rail proposal is a case in point. The cost per ton removed of greenhouse gas (GHG) will exceed the maximum necessary range identified by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change by many times. Obviously, any use of "cap and trade" funds makes this makes this a mockery of the AB32 GHG emission reduction targets. California’s greenhouse gas reduction program is at risk of deteriorating into just another pork-barrel program.
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