Digital News Report – In response to a request from my colleague, Sen. Dave Cogdill (R-Modesto), the non-partisan Legislative Analyst’s Office reviewed California’s global warming legislation (AB32) and found that its implementation by state regulators will kill private sector jobs.
Among the key findings from the Legislative Analyst:
Lost Jobs: More jobs will be likely lost in the near term.
Uncertainty: Overall job impact in the long term is unknown.
Increased Cost of Living: Certain individual businesses and households will be seriously affected.
Increased Energy Costs: Near-term prices of electricity, gas and other energy sources will rise.
Instead of moving forward with this job killing, especially at a time when California’s jobless rate is at historic highs, we should be doing everything to put people back to work.
With each study released it’s becoming more evident that California’s experimental global warming regulations will make it even tougher for our economy to recover. The only jobs California’s global warming law, AB 32, has created are government jobs at the California Air Resources Board (CARB), which is charged with imposing AB 32. In the past five years alone CARB has grown its payroll more than 50 percent.
By: Robert Dutton