Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006

Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006

In 2006, the state of California passed AB32, better known as The Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006.  The first U.S. state to pass such a law, the bill required California to closely comply with the Kyoto protocol by reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020.

Cry Wolf Quotes

If our manufacturers leave, whether for North Carolina or China, and they take their greenhouse gases with them, we might not have solved the problem but exacerbated it instead.

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California Chamber of Commerce President Allan Zaremberg. Greenwire.

Being the only state to have absolute caps on carbon emissions puts California at a competitive disadvantage. [The legislation] will have little impact on global climate change but a severe negative impact on California's economy.

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California Chamber of Commerce President Allan Zaremberg. Greenwire.

A cap on carbon is a cap on growth.

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California Chamber of Commerce Vice President Dominic Dimare. Greenwire.