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CA: Quote of the week Ė unbelievable hubris from CARBís Mary Nichols (
Watts Up With That? ^ | November 3, 2010 | Anthony Watts

Posted on 11/03/2010 2:15:10 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Now that California’s Prop 23 to suspend the AB32 global warming law has failed, you get some real clarity from the players. If you ever doubted that our current crop of “save the planet” bureaucrats think they are above answering to the very citizens that pay their salary, this quote should put any doubt you may have had to rest.

From public TV station KQED’s “climate watch” blog:

“They didn’t know who they were messing with,” said Mary Nichols, when the first numbers came in from the polls.

Wow. Just wow. Hubris maximus. Lady, you need a reality check.

Read the holier than thou hubris yourself here. Read here why Prop 23 was felled by feelings, and not by facts.

Here’s the effervescent Mary Nichols dealing with CARB’s DiplomaGate:

(Excerpt) Read more at wattsupwiththat.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: ab32; ca2010; cainitiatives; california; capandtrade; carb; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; killcarborg; marynichols; prop23
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1 posted on 11/03/2010 2:15:12 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

In response to a direct question on the subject, this afternoon, Mr. Obama hemmed and hawed and circumlocuted and never quite got around to disavowing the EPA’s plan to impose Cap&Tax by Regulatory Fiat.....


2 posted on 11/03/2010 2:23:12 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Not to mention a total lack of anything regarding a campaign promoting prop 23 on the air, in print, or elsewhere. The campaign was completely one-sided and saturated, and full of lies and fabrications by the anti-23 people.


3 posted on 11/03/2010 2:25:06 PM PDT by Mr Inviso (ACORN=Arrogant Condescending Obama Ruining Nation)
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To: NormsRevenge; steelyourfaith; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; tubebender; Carry_Okie; Brad's Gramma; ...
Pinging....

Related thread:

Should government subsidize renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and ethanol?

4 posted on 11/03/2010 2:29:45 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: All
More from the article:

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The Orange County Register reported:

Cover-up taints costly diesel policy

A year ago, high officials of the California Air Resources Board learned that the author of a statistical study on diesel soot effects had falsified his academic credentials.

The researcher, Hien Tran, acknowledged the deception and agreed to be demoted, but after his data were given another peer review, they remained the basis of highly controversial regulations that will cost owners of trucks, buses and other diesel-powered machinery millions of dollars to upgrade their engines. The Tran study concluded that diesel “particulate matter” was responsible for about 1,000 additional deaths each year.

Now more fallout from that “landmark diesel law” comes last month:

BREAKING: SFO Chronicle says “Faulty science behind state’s landmark diesel law” – an error of 340%

I have to ask: Ms. Nichols, do you have any idea of what you or your agency is doing? Because I gotta tell you, CARB looks wholly incompetent from this vantage point.

h/t to Russ Steele at NC Media Watch

5 posted on 11/03/2010 2:32:55 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Uncle Ike

Thanks for the note.


6 posted on 11/03/2010 2:33:37 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

She’s perpetrating a fraud and should be in jail.

RICO anyone?


7 posted on 11/03/2010 2:44:44 PM PDT by SZonian (July 27, 2010. Life begins anew.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Mary Nichols was a key player in mandating MTBE in gasoline.

She should be in jail.

8 posted on 11/03/2010 2:49:16 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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From the comments at WUWT:

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Robert M. Marshall says:

November 3, 2010 at 1:02 pm

Carl Pope put it succinctly: “It tells me that the future of California has arrived,” the Sierra Club chairman told me on election night. “Once you create a clean energy economy, people will not let it go.”
This is the quote that tells the story. They won’t let go… no matter what. Expect to hear from the new governor in a couple months asking Obama, Harry Reid, and the newly elected Republican House for a little help balancing the CA budget. Brother can you spare a trillion. Meanwhile that “green economy” starts looking for a location where they can operate without government interferance, like China, India, or New Jersey.

9 posted on 11/03/2010 2:52:18 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Carry_Okie

Thanks,...didn’t know that.


10 posted on 11/03/2010 2:53:18 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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Jeremy says:

November 3, 2010 at 1:25 pm

CARB and the California Coastal Commission form what is basically a shadow government within California. Their whole purpose is directed towards stopping development whether they’ll admit it or not. There’s no compromise with them, you simply comply with their wishes, period. They do not work to find any compromise between the needs of developers/employers and the needs of the environment they simply tell you that the environment cannot be disturbed and your project is shot down. They do not answer to the voters. They are barely restrained by the elected representatives, if at all. They use everything at their disposal to make you look like someone who burns piles of tires every day if you complain to the media. They’re basically California’s environmental dictators. And no, I do not think that is hyperbole. There is no compromise with a dictator, there is no compromise with CARB or the CCC. They simply do not work with developers to reach effective modifications to plans that enable the project to go forward, they only find reasons to block the whole thing.

So yeah, it’s not surprising she would say that, she comprises the only political body in California that answers to no one, and has no shortage of deep-pocketed supporters within the state. This state is slowly turning into a “for the wealthy only” state, as the wealthy here seem to delight in making it impossible for a working-class to exist.

11 posted on 11/03/2010 2:57:21 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

arrogant effete snobs

I didn’t vote for them. Did you?


12 posted on 11/03/2010 3:04:46 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
This state is slowly turning into a “for the wealthy only” state, as the wealthy here seem to delight in making it impossible for a working-class to exist.

You're only partially right on that. The state is turning into a "for the wealthy" state and into a "welfare/minimum wage/entitlement" state as it is nearly impossible for a working middle class to exist.

13 posted on 11/03/2010 3:09:33 PM PDT by CedarDave (Juan Williams to NPR: "You and your far left-wing mob fired me. Wasn't that enough for you? ")
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To: Uncle Ike

With regards to air quality and auto emissions The US EPA and the CA regulators work as close as identical girl twins. California generally sets the pace that the US EPA follows through with. That’s my experience from working on auto emissions testing systems a decade and few years ago. Any supplier in that market HAD to get CA approval just to be in business.


14 posted on 11/03/2010 3:09:33 PM PDT by bvw
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To: NormsRevenge

NO way !


15 posted on 11/03/2010 3:13:03 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; scripter; Darnright; WL-law; bamahead; carolinablonde; SolitaryMan; rdl6989; ..
Thanx !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

16 posted on 11/03/2010 3:38:29 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

And how is “Clean Tech” doing in Mary Nichols’s “Green” California?

http://gigaom.com/cleantech/solyndra-to-close-factory-layoff-dozens/

Not so good.


17 posted on 11/03/2010 3:42:54 PM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks,...didn’t know that.

Oh, you've seen it before (post 67):

From the updated version on my site:

Subsequent to (Clean Air Act) Amendments of 1990, it was David Doniger of the NRDC who was the ONLY representative of an environmental organization at the EPA meetings that approved MTBE as a gasoline additive.

Unfortunately, there were immediate adverse consequences to adding MTBE to gasoline. Partial combustion of the additive produces formic acid, a known lung irritant. In every instance of adding MTBE to gasoline, asthma cases have skyrocketed. Formulations with MTBE are also far more volatile than the original gasoline, which caused sufficient evaporation to completely offset the reduction in volatile organic compounds in exhaust gases. Finally, MTBE was incompatible with the fuel systems in many older vehicles, which caused subsequent fuel leaks, engine fires, and deaths. Again, changes in engine design had already rendered reformulated gasoline completely unnecessary in newer cars and trucks. This entire effort was chasing a non-problem while causing a series of mishaps.

Pursuant to the Amendments, EPA required oxygenated gasoline ONLY for the Los Angeles air basin and the Central Valley but authorized voluntary use of reformulated gasoline elsewhere. Accordingly, CARB mandated a formulation of 15% MTBE for the entire State. They were supported by every major environmental group. I am told that it was NRDC lawyer Mary Nichols who presided at the CARB hearings in LA, where CARB mandated reformulated gasoline with 15% MTBE for the entire State. The CARB formulation made ARCO so happy they put Governor Pete Wilson's wife on their board of directors.

Maybe it had something to do with the fact that the addition of oxygenates reduced gas mileage by up to 8%, creating an almost instant shortage in refining capacity for California’s “boutique formulation.”


18 posted on 11/03/2010 4:30:59 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; NormsRevenge; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; marsh2; calcowgirl

Did she tell you that little Billie Gates sent $600,000 to defeat this measure and screw his Microsloth users in the late great state of California???

and BTW there was a book by that title back before my hair turned a handsome shade of gray/grey.


19 posted on 11/03/2010 4:39:38 PM PDT by tubebender
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
“They didn’t know who they were messing with,” said Mary Nichols

BTW, she's right. The people who think environmental regulation is all about ideology or "a good thing but just too expensive" without understanding who is making money on it are doomed to lose. Unless we expose the corrupt money trail behind carbon trading, "green energy," and the rest, there is no getting the public's attention.

We have to show that it is corrupt, incompetent, and environmentally destructive. It's not that hard to do.

20 posted on 11/03/2010 4:46:34 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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