Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Storm clouds brewing over cap and trade

Today the Pacific Legal Foundation gave a workshop on its lawsuit challenging California's cap and trade program, which attorney Tony Francois says is only the beginning in the state's quest to eliminate most fuel emissions by 2050. He said some draconian measures will be needed to obtain that goal, such as putting an end to private timberland ownership and requiring all farmers to cede conservation easements to the state. The lunchtime meeting today at the McConnell Foundation is one of many the PLF is holding around the state. Look for my story at CapitalPress.com soon.

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