Tag: Climate Change

Legislative Analyst to California: Rely More on the Most Cost-Effective GHG Reduction Strategies

The Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO), the California Legislature’s non-partisan fiscal and policy advisor, released its annual report on California’s climate policies, recommending that “n...

CalChamber Intervenes in First in the World Effort to Mandate Zero-Emission Private Commercial Trucks

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently heard a proposed rule that will require a steep ramp up in creation and deployment of zero-emission...
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The Blob: Wet or Dry Year in 2020?

The Blob is back in the Pacific Ocean. The Blob is a massive pool of water that is warmer than normal in the Pacific...

Governor Prioritizes Climate Change Investment

On Friday, Governor Newsom took a notable step towards impacting climate change. In Executive Order N-19-19, the Governor ordered multiple state agencies to utilize...

Governor Newsom’s Wildfire Bill Passed by Legislature – Capitol Insider

Governor Newsom is following through on one of his first priorities—the passage of a bill to deal with costs associated with massive, expensive, and...

Amendments Put Balance in Former Job Killer Bill

Legislation that began as a targeted mandate increasing transportation costs has been amended at the urging of the California Chamber of Commerce and its...

Proposed Carbon Tax: So. Many. Questions.

Last week, CalChamber’s tax and privacy guru Sarah Boot wrote about her surprise that a California legislator would introduce a “carbon tax” bill that...

A Different Kind of Carbon Tax

The “carbon tax” being contemplated this session would replace California’s Sales and Use Tax with a “carbon tax” based on the “carbon intensity” of...
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Air Board’s Plan to Raise Fees Threatens Our Economy and Climate Goals

California produces just 1 percent of atmospheric carbon emissions, yet global leaders and activists care about California regulations. Why is this? It’s the same reason...
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Avoiding the Blame Game: California Should Focus on the Facts

Like its ambitious climate change goals, California can be a leader and should rise above the fray and show the nation by sound policy—not...
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California Air Resources Board Considers Amendments to Cap-and-Trade Regulations

California made good on its promise to establish a nation-leading market for carbon emissions when a bipartisan vote of the Legislature passed the cap-and-trade...
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When Thinking Globally, Policymakers Should Remember Local Impacts

On September 12-14, 2018, the Global Climate Action Summit will convene in San Francisco, following Governor Brown’s 2017 announcement in advance of the United...
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A Change in Climate

On June 27, as I board a plane in Sacramento for a long overdue reunion with some of my favorite Hoosier jurists after my...

CalChamber Welcomes Leah B. Silverthorn to Policy Team

Leah B. Silverthorn, an experienced environmental litigator, joined the California Chamber of Commerce policy team on May 14. As a policy advocate Silverthorn will...
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Environmental Groups on Styrofoam Containers: Ban or Bust

A number of California bills (SB 568; SB 705; SB 1335) have been introduced over the years targeting non-recyclable polystyrene single-use containers, commonly known...

Legislature stays the course, preferring market mechanisms for GHG goals – for now

Given the choice between a cost-effective market approach to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and more expensive command-and-control regulations, the Legislature so far is...

Governor to Sign CalChamber-Supported Cap-and-Trade Program Extension

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today will sign AB 398 (E. Garcia; D-Coachella), which will extend the cap-and-trade program, providing the least costly path...

Cap-and-Trade Deal Also Cut Taxes

As part of a comprehensive, bipartisan solution implementing the state’s ambitious climate change goals, the legislation that extended the cap-and-trade program also included several...

Legislature Approves Cap-and-Trade Extension

With strong support from the California Chamber of Commerce and the business community, the Legislature yesterday approved AB 398 (E. Garcia; D-Coachella), which will...

Legislature to Vote Today on Extending Cap-and-Trade Program

CalChamber Issues Call to Action The California Chamber of Commerce is urging businesses to contact their legislators to express strong support for AB 398 (E....