AB32 guaranteed to wreak havoc

On November 14, 2012, California’s AB32 goes into full swing with the official auction of the California Cap N Trade program that is supposedly geared to reduce California’s CO2 emissions back to 1990 levels by the year 2020.

The bill signed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2006 and introduced by Senator Fabio Nunez is guaranteed to wreck havoc on the California economy costing $185 billion dollars by the year 2020 to comply with the regulations.

The Cap N Trade regulation was not voted on by the people but is instead the work of Mary Nichols and the California Air Resources Board in her attempt to fund AB32 and the guidelines within the law to accomplish the goals.

The goals will be costly and generally cost every family in California up to $4500 annually for increased costs of energy, food and water. Low carbon fuels are scheduled to increase $2.50 – 3.00 per gallon from current levels and electricity to double as well as the resultant increases in water and food costs due to transportation increases.

The Fallbrook avocado industry is slated to be hit hard with exponential increases in water, energy and fertilizer costs which may be detrimental to this 100-year-old California industry.

The industry does have alternatives and could receive offsets under the law as an uncapped industry that assimilates CO2 and sequesters carbon while also receiving income under SB1572 funds to prevent California leakage due to the expected exponential costs of AB32 to industry and Californians.

J. James Lassle

9 Responses to "AB32 guaranteed to wreak havoc"

  1. J.   September 30, 2012 at 6:56 am

    Please note that Senator Fabio Nunez was actually Assemblyman Fabio Nunez. A poor misguidance of the pen.

  2. Redneck Bill   October 1, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Hey Jeff,

    Good to see you’re still around. Haven’t heard from you much lately, unless you include Jonathan.

    So it’s clear from the posts you’ve made in the past that you are very unhappy with ANY regulations, and you are especially unhappy with California.

    I wish I could help you, man. I know the plywood thing didn’t work out for you, but you aren’t the first person to try a business enterprise and have it not work out.

    Of course I know just as I say that is the capitalist way, you’ll say you’re failure was the result of California regulations. But all of us face the same thing. If you had spoken to the SBA or SCORE counselors, they would have advised you to be absolutely certain you understood all the regulations that could affect you prior to starting any enterprise.

    And now that even the skeptics are onboard with climate change, that doctorate you don’t have in atmospheric physics is probably pretty much useless.

    But hang tough Jeff. Many of us have had to reach down deep and start over. I personally think it’s beneficial for your spiritual development. After all, when you meet St. Peter at the pearly gates, he won’t ask you how much money you made, he’ll ask how you treated your brothers in Christ while you were here on earth.

    Go in peace, brother.

  3. J.   October 2, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Redneck Bill… what are you talking about? Are you on the same wavelength with the rest of the population? Please note the efforts to help the avocado industry whomever you are and do your part in the effort or is it okay to cut down six million trees and turn them into firewood?

  4. Redneck Bill   October 3, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Yeah Jeff, somehow I think your concern is more about regulations being placed on you and your business than it is about the avocado industry. But if in fact it’s just your magnanimous nature shinning through, well then good for you.

    Much like the fiscal crisis facing our country, time is not on our side in mitigating the effects of global warming. I realize you personally don’t accept climate change, but you’re wrong. So while it is very difficult to achieve the concensus to stop or reverse global warming, it makes sense to me to try.

    There have been and always will be businesses and industries that rise and fall for a host of reasons. I truly am sorry yours was one of them. But we have to start somewhere and we have to start now.

  5. Mike W   October 7, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    I was not in favor of AB32, and still think it was never meant to cut back pollution. In fact, it is an invention of wall Street and a way for big polluters to get away with it by simply paying a few bucks rather than retool and do the job right. Can’t quite figure you out J. James Lassle , this is what happens when private business owns every aspect of our source of energy, (commons) and yes, they will externalize cost to the customer far beyond what it should be. You folks who are always calling for less regulation and less government are to blame more that those who want to clean up the air, water and the rest of the environment. Drought due to climate change and the lack of water is what threatens avocado growers today.

    Back in the 70’s you could buy a nice house in the middle of 8 acres of avocados and from the fruit you could pay everything including your mortgage. Then a funny thing happened, the cost of water went up and the price of avocados went down and today smaller groves of citrus and avocados without water wells are lucky to have something left over after paying just the water.
    I think you are exaggerating and know next to nothing about growing avocados, this is just the times we’re livin in JJ, quit trying to blame everything on Regulations will ya ?

  6. Really?   October 10, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    As a strong believer in federalism, I for one ask the we good people of California support AB32. I want to see what the boldness of acting without regard for reality brings. For the education and example of those of us not wise enough to grasp how economically unsustainable green technologies and fuels translates into a sustainable and more prosperous future, please do not exhibit any common sense. Listen to your moral betters. Do not be fooled by the other 49 states that our actions will lead to even more capital fleeing our profligate wastrel of a state to states that are not nearly as enlightened as we are about protecting Mother Earth.

  7. SH   October 10, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    I guess you all think it’s fine for California to put excessive regulations on all businesses on the pretense they are "protecting the environment". This bill will ultimately cost the consumer more for goods produced here in California. The companies that stay in California WILL NOT stop polluting. They will merely pay the penalties and pass the costs to the consumer. It is just another way for government to collect fees to support their special interest groups. California is pushing big business away so they can support idealistic dreams of environmentally clean California while the rest of the U.S. and the world get rich off of us.

  8. Redneck Bill   October 11, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    I just wish we were all as smart as you, SH.

  9. Jer   October 12, 2012 at 10:37 am

    More from the "OBAMA PHONE!" audience.


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