California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday signed off on a “comprehensive set of laws” aimed at drastically reducing the state’s use of oil and gas, several California media reported. This “comprehensive set of laws” is 40 new climate change bills that regulate California businesses and their people.
The Newsom government even launched a new climate dashboard “launched to highlight the country’s climate action and progress toward the goals.” Hopefully it’s more accurate and up-to-date than the state’s Covid dashboard.
“We are not interested in redoubling our efforts in stupidity,” Governor Newsom said at the signing ceremony on the island of Mary, with oil refineries in the background. We are not interested in investing in industries that have created the problems we are trying to mitigate. That’s just so ridiculous.” He added, “We’re going in a whole new direction and I couldn’t be more proud and excited,” CalMatters reported.
Driving the sweeping package of legislation is the ill-fated bill, the California Climate Crisis Act, AB 1279. California appears to be experiencing a climate crisis.
According to the analysis of the law (below), “This law declares that it is the policy of the state to achieve net greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) as soon as possible, but no later than 2045, to achieve this goal by at least 85 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, and to achieve net negative greenhouse gas emissions and subsequently maintained.”
This same analysis claims that “California is particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change, including increased events of extreme heat, droughts, wildfires, sea-level rise, and more.” The governor blames the wildfires on “climate change,” not where the blame lies — on the state and federal government for not maintaining proper forest management.
The bill’s analysis then cites a 33-year-old report from August 1989 from the Senate Research Office entitled “The Impact of Global Warming and Climate Change: Doing Something About the Weather,” which claims, “Although there is a global problem, the state of California bears great responsibility.” to the increasing greenhouse effect.
The bill states that “as a responsible member of the global community, California must explore ways to reduce its contribution to the problem of global climate change.” “While some of those numbers differ slightly today, the message is still true as it was then, 33 years ago.”
You can’t make this nonsense.
What is “sweeping” in this body of laws, and what are its aims? Will these bills save the planet from climate change? Will California lead the way?
Interestingly, as the Globe has noted for many years, California has already exceeded its original goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions at 1990 levels by 2020—and it achieved in 2016—even the Governor’s Climate Dashboard website admits:
The California Greenhouse Solutions Act of 2006 (Assembly Act 32) set a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. California exceeded that goal four years early in 2016, and emissions have continued to decline since then. California’s next climate goal is to cut emissions 40% below 1990 levels by 2030. The scoping plan shows how California will achieve this goal.”
That’s why California Democrats have to keep moving targets – we really are a clean country, with some of the cleanest air in the world.
But since California Democrats have nothing else to offer people, they must maintain their claims of a supposed climate crisis, even though none of them really believe it.
In April, Governor Gavin Newsom set his mind on the urgent need to save the planet by creating the world’s largest wildlife flyover, the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Refuge, “which will provide a vital bridge for mountain lions and other wildlife in the Santa Monica Mountains to safely roam between two areas Two large habitats.”
“There is no challenge that poses a greater threat to our way of life, our prosperity, and our future as a nation than climate change,” said Gov. Newsom. “With our rich natural heritage on the front lines of this crisis, California is building on our global climate leadership through bold strategies that harness the power of nature to fight climate change and protect our communities and ecosystems. Strong partnerships across the board will be critical to these efforts, and the project we are taking on today is An inspiring example of the kind of creative collaboration that will help us protect our common home for future generations.”
May I give you a word salad?
According to the governor, the new climate package includes:
carbon neutrality: AB 1279 from Assemlymembers Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) and Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) codifies a statewide carbon-neutral goal to dramatically reduce climate pollution.
It sets a clear, legally binding, and achievable goal for California to achieve statewide carbon neutrality as quickly as possible, and no later than 2045, and sets a goal of 85% emissions reductions as part of that goal.
Protecting Communities from Oil Drilling: SB 1137 by Senators Lina Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) and Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) protects communities from the harmful effects of the oil industry.
Creates a 3,200-foot bounce distance between any new oil well and homes, schools, parks or businesses open to the public.
Ensures comprehensive pollution controls for oil wells located within 3,200 feet of these facilities.
100% clean electrical network: SB 1020 by Senator John Laird (D-Santa Cruz) lays a path toward the state’s clean energy future.
Carbon capture and removal: SB 905 by Senator Ana Caballero (D-Merced) and Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) and SB 1314 by Senator Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) introduce engineered decarbonization techniques, while banning the use of these techniques to enhance oil recovery.
Establishes a clear regulatory framework for carbon removal, capture, use and sequestration.
The practice of carbon dioxide injection for the purpose of enhanced oil recovery is prohibited.
Nature-based solutions: AB 1757 by Society members Christina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) and Robert Rivas (D-Salinas) enlist nature in the state’s climate agenda.
The overall goal of Newsom’s “comprehensive” climate change package is “to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions” in the state. To do this, California needs to address and change electricity, buildings, transportation, industry, agriculture, land use…according to the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, C2ES. Twenty-nine percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States come from electricity generation. Most of the electricity in our homes, offices, and factories is used to power everything from heating and cooling systems to lights, computers, refrigerators and cell phones,” says the Pew Center on Global Climate Change.
Pretty much everything we use in modern society needs to be radically changed, reformed, and constrained, according to climate change quirks. And in order to prepare, we must learn more about resilience planning, according to the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, C2ES, just the link doesn’t provide anything or go anywhere — which may tell us more than all of the climate change legislation signed by Governor Newsom.
Remember, “We’re not interested in investing in industries that have caused the problems we’re trying to mitigate,” Newsom said, referring to the oil, natural gas, agricultural, and automotive industries, or “polluters” like Gov. Newsom and weather changes will make you believe. Remember, Governor Newsom has already issued strict directives to the California Air Resources Board to ban gas-powered cars and trucks, halt oil and gas production and limit how Californians travel.
The full set of 40 bills signed by the governor working toward the state’s climate goals is available here.
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