These morons now believe that local CO2 generation directly harms people. WTF are these people smoking?
An environmental justice group which has won a court ruling on Thursday said California’s entire landmark climate change law may be put on hold after talks with regulators broke down.
The suit threatens the most aggressive climate change policy in the nation, California’s 2006 omnibus law which covers vehicle pollution, generation of clean energy such as solar and wind, and even building policy as well as a carbon market, which is the core of the court case. Fans and foes of attempts to stop global warming around the globe are watching California’s efforts.
The fate of the law, including the outlook for new vehicle fuel standards and clean energy targets, is still in the hands of a San Francisco judge who has asked the environmental group to draft a detailed order. The state says it will appeal.
A market for greenhouse gases called cap-and-trade is due to begin on January 1, 2012, but the initial March 18 ruling has led some to believe it may be delayed.
The Association of Irritated Residents who brought the case fear the oldest, highest polluting facilities in California could continue or increase their pollution, harming the least affluent parts of the state even if better-off areas prosper.