Skip to comments.Climate law adds jobs to state payroll
Posted on 07/26/2010 7:54:49 AM PDT by SmithL
The state's landmark global warming law has yet to create the promised bonanza of green jobs, but it has boosted payrolls in another sector of the economy: state government.
At a time of budget cuts and state worker furloughs, the state agency primarily responsible for regulating global warming has bulked up its staff as it prepares to enforce AB 32, the climate change law signed in 2006 by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Since 2007, the California Air Resources Board has added more than 150 employees, an increase of 12.5 percent. The additions include dozens of scientists, engineers, technicians and other air pollution experts.
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Mo tax-eaters feasting on the taxpayers. Illegal aliens aren’t paying squat because they are mostly paid off the books
We increase the cost of energy and taxes, we define as pollution essentially what amounts to being the by product of any human activity, to include just breathing (CO2- in now a dangerous substance monitored by the EPA). We watch as hundred of thousands of jobs move elsewhere (manufacturing/industrial) or become no longer financially viable and go away all together. We then use that revenue from taxes to create 100 new “green jobs” for inner city minorities that sort trash in elaborate schemes that rely on city, county, state and federal subsidies to exist. Wow, that's pretty deep.
*heh. their own unprovable argument.
Regulating global warming is a great mechanism to grow government, imagine that.
I saw all the new jobs being created in the gulf when they stopped drilling.
I believe the new name for those jobs are: “line waiter”
Here is the real problem. Increasing CARB by 150 employees results in a meager 12.5% bump.
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