When all is said and done, market-based solutions like “cap & trade” to the environmental problems created by capitalism are simply an elaborate scam, but don’t expect the whoremedia to ever alert you to that simple truth. One of the things that cap & trade does, for example, is sweep under the rug the growth of pollution around the world, and the refusal of industry and governments to seek alternative production models.—Eds.
By Jeff Conant, AlterNet
Posted on May 31, 2011
- Image used by the Washington Post “to illustrate” cap & trade, in effect endorsing it.
San Francisco’s Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment (CRPE) announced today that it received the judge’s writ in its lawsuit against the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The writ gives the green light to most of the policies advanced under AB32, California’s Global Warming Solutions Act, but puts a permanent hold on cap and trade.
“Judge Ernest Goldsmith of the San Francisco Superior Court ruled that CARB violated CEQA (the California Environmental Quality Act) when, among other things, it failed to properly consider alternatives to a ‘cap and trade’ program in its Scoping Plan to implement AB 32,” CRPE’s statement says. “The Court’s Writ, issued Friday, enjoins, or stops, all implementation and actions in furtherance of cap and trade until CARB completes a lawfully adequate CEQA review.” Continue reading »
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