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  • Schwarzenegger: ready to work for Obama, go green

    09/24/2009 3:04:14 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 40 replies · 1,293+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sept. 24, 2009 | Peter Henderson
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is ready to put his star power to work for President Barack Obama on the environment when his own term ends next year, the former movie actor said on Thursday. Republican Schwarzenegger is arguably the biggest environmentalist in his party and razzed Washington, which is struggling to pass climate change legislation and prepare for international talks, for wrangling with other countries over global warming goals rather than setting an example. "Did we say China, you go first with human rights, and we will follow you? No. We led," he said in an...
  • CA: Senate passes green energy bill (.. it’s time to show a little sense of urgency,”)

    03/31/2009 8:43:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 1,438+ views
    Capitol Weekly ^ | 3/31/09 | Anthony York
    A measure that would require utilities to receive one-third of their power from renewable energy sources by 2020 passed off the Senate floor Tuesday with the bare minimum of 21 votes. The bill, SB 14 by Sen. Joe Simitian, D-San Jose, has been tagged as a top priority for Senate leader Darrel Steinberg. The bill’s passage was the first major policy decision in which Steinberg muscled a proposal out of his house, despite reservations from many within his own party. When Steinberg took the leadership gavel in December, he noted three top legislative priorities that could give the Legislature “a...
  • Schwarzenegger's green job training for young adults [California Green Corps]

    03/17/2009 4:55:58 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 25 replies · 668+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 17, 2009 | Matthew Yi
    In his latest effort to combat global warming, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to enlist the state's troubled youth. The governor today announced the new California Green Corps., a statewide effort to train at-risk young adults between 16 and 24 years old for jobs in the state's fledgling green tech industry. "It's the kind of program that President Obama envisioned when he put together the economic stimulus package. It's all about jobs, jobs, jobs," Schwarzenegger said after touring a solar installation certificate program at American River College, a community college in Sacramento. The program will be administered by Schwarzenegger's volunteerism czar...
  • CA: Carbon's Kindergarten Cop [Arnold's Costly Climate Change Folly]

    05/16/2006 10:28:17 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 11 replies · 308+ views ^ | 17 May 2006 | Kenneth Green
    A wise investor puts her money in investments that offer the highest returns at the lowest cost. A poor investor puts his money in investments that offer low returns at a higher cost. I don't know what you'd call an investor who puts lots of money into "investments" that offer no benefits, but "Schwarzenegger" might be a good label. The Governor's pledge to lower greenhouse gas emissions in California to 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050 will bring Californians little or no environmental benefit, while costing the citizenry a substantial amount of money. The Governor has long pandered to...
  • Will AB 32 (CA) have any real impact on emissions?

    03/08/2009 10:12:44 AM PDT · by keat · 15 replies · 531+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | March 08, 2009 03:43:53 AM | Janice Keating
    When times are tough and money is scarce, it is the duty of locally elected leaders to ask tough questions about government programs. No program should be exempt from this scrutiny, including Assembly Bill 32 (the Global Warming Solutions Act), which is one of the largest regulatory schemes ever approved by the state of California. AB 32 will impact every citizen directly in the form of higher prices for gasoline and increased utility costs. Virtually every product and service we purchase will be impacted as businesses pass along their increased costs to consumers. With many scientists believing that the release...
  • CA Nightmare: Worsening state's fiscal crisis through bad climate policy

    03/05/2009 9:02:21 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 731+ views
    FlashReport ^ | 3/5/09 | Thomas Tanton, PRI
    I have spent my entire 35 year professional life developing and implementing energy policies vital to our state. So it pains me to now see California taking an unfortunate misstep: embracing participation in the Western Climate Initiative. WCI, developed by seven U.S. states (California is joined by Oregon, Washington, Utah, Montana, New Mexico and Arizona) and several Canadian provinces along the western rim of North America, proposes to combat global warming – independently from their national governments. Herein lays the first reason I oppose the WCI: with the likelihood of federal pre-emption with President Obama and the 111th Congress set...
  • CA: Air regulators show no letup in their war on emissions (final nails in state's coffin?)

    03/02/2009 9:28:43 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 823+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 3/2/09 | Michael Gardner
    SACRAMENTO — Even during this deep recession, California's air-quality regulators are on an accelerated schedule to adopt a series of global warming initiatives considered unmatched worldwide. Their aggressive push to reduce greenhouse gas emissions linked to global warming will eventually touch everyday life in both small and significant ways. Just Thursday, the state Air Resources Board moved to regulate fluorinated gases commonly used by the Silicon Valley-centered semiconductor industry to make chips used in cell phones and computers. A few weeks earlier, do-it-yourself mechanics were the target. Regulators adopted tighter rules on small cans of refrigerants that recharge vehicle air...
  • McClintock rips on 'Schwarzennegger's crusade'

    02/27/2009 1:26:59 PM PST · by SmithL · 31 replies · 1,059+ views
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 2/27/9 | Peter Hecht
    Tom McClintock may have barely squeaked out a win in a congressional district where Republicans hold a 15-point voter registration advantage. But he is clearly savoring his new speech-making perch in Congress. McClintock, of Northern California's 4th Congressional District, is aggressively attacking Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on global warming. And the man who loves to quote historic figures from Churchill to Jefferson is now quoting himself to take on President Barack Obama's economic agenda. On Schwarzennegger, McClintock arose to demand that the federal government hold firm against California's efforts to impose stricter emissions standards for automobiles. "I rise to urge...
  • California's 'Green Jobs' Experiment Isn't Going Well

    01/30/2009 9:16:44 PM PST · by Steelfish · 60 replies · 1,608+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | January 31, 2009
    JANUARY 31, 2009 California's 'Green Jobs' Experiment Isn't Going Well By STEPHEN MOORE Los Angeles Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was all smiles in 2006 when he signed into law the toughest anti-global-warming regulations of any state. Mr. Schwarzenegger and his green supporters boasted that the regulations would steer California into a prosperous era of green jobs, renewable energy, and technological leadership. Instead, since 2007 -- in anticipation of the new mandates -- California has led the nation in job losses. The regulations created a cap-and-trade system, similar to proposed federal global-warming measures, by limiting the CO2 that utilities, trucking companies and...
  • Going green can help save economy: Schwarzenegger

    12/08/2008 8:50:38 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 24 replies · 961+ views
    AFP ^ | December 8, 2008
    California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger told UN delegates locked in climate talks on Monday that the world economic crisis should not slow down the fight against global warming. "There are some people who say that we can't afford the fight against global warming while our economies are down, but the exact opposite is true," he told some 10,000 delegates in Poznan, Poland in a video message. "The green rules and regulations that will help save our planet will also revive our economies," he said. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is charged with hammering out for a new...
  • Teutonic Twit: Schwarzenegger, Global Warming and the Bush Administration

    07/15/2008 11:22:49 AM PDT · by mondoreb · 29 replies · 363+ views
    DBKP ^ | July 15, 2008 | Mondoreb
    Noted scientist, Arnold Schwarzenegger, cast his eye over the political landscape and wagged his finger at the Bush administration. Schwarzenegger, governor of California, said the decision to delay a decision on regulations affecting greenhouse gases showed it did not believe in global warming. The Bush Administration's refusal to guzzle some of Arnold's global warming Kool-Aid upset the Left Coast governor. The Last Action Hero decided a lecture was the solution. Schwartzenegger might not have realized he was also lecturing a majority of Americans for being nonbelievers. According to Pew Research Center: Americans generally agree that the earth is getting warmer,...
  • Schwarzenegger: I'd Serve Under Obama

    07/14/2008 6:01:15 AM PDT · by kellynla · 23 replies · 107+ views ^ | July 13, 2008 | staff
    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says he'd say yes if Barack Obama is elected president and offers him a position in his administration. "I'm always ready to help in any way I can the United States," Schwarzenegger said Sunday on ABC's "This Week." "Because as you know, I've committed myself to be a public servant, because this country has given me everything. And so this is my time now." Schwarzenegger has endorsed fellow Republican John McCain for president, but he said he'd "take [Obama's] call now and I'd take his call when he's president, anytime. Remember, no matter who is president,...
  • Schwarzenegger: I'd be Obama energy czar

    07/13/2008 7:56:21 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 64 replies · 151+ views
    Schwarzenegger: I'd be Obama energy czar By MIKE ALLEN | 7/13/08 10:23 AM EST California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said in an interview aired Sunday that he would be open to the idea of serving as energy czar in a Barack Obama administration. Regardless of whether he takes that particular job, Schwarzenegger, a Republican, added on ABC’s “This Week” that he’s now committed to continuing public service even after he leaves Sacramento. Schwarzenegger endorsed John McCain at the end of January, and McCain has appeared with “the Governator” to praise his efforts to deal with climate change. A Schwarzenegger appointment would...
  • Schwarzenegger’s Daily Jet Commute Receiving Flak

    07/13/2008 3:09:19 PM PDT · by Brilliant · 52 replies · 256+ views
    ecorazzi ^ | March 10, 2008 | ecorazzi
    Last March, we received word that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was offsetting his jet travel demands by purchasing green credits. The cost of Schwarzenegger’s travel was to be “annually invested” in sustainable forest management projects. At that time, it was reported that the Governor was flying twice-weekly from his office in Sacramento, CA to his mansion in Brentwood, CA. We firmly believed then that the offsetting was, at best, a band-aid for a habit that in one hour would do more damage to the environment than a small car could inflict over the course of one year. Now, the LA Times...
  • Bush climate action now? "Bogus": Schwarzenegger

    07/13/2008 1:58:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 179+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/13/08 | Deborah Zabarenko
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said on Sunday the Bush administration did not believe it should do anything about global warming and that any last-minute action before leaving office would be "bogus." Schwarzenegger, a Republican whose state has pushed unsuccessfully for federal permission to limit greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles, said on ABC's "This Week" that any move at this point against climate change would lack sincerity. "If they would have done something this year, I would have thought it was bogus anyway," he said. "You don't really have an effect by doing something six months before you...
  • Schwarzenegger Blasts Bush on Global Warming

    07/12/2008 8:09:34 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 81 replies · 100+ views
    ABC News' Mary Bruce Reports: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif., spoke out against President Bush this morning attacking his administration for its failure to counter global warming emissions. "This administration did not believe in global warming," Schwarzenegger told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos in an exclusive interview that will air Sunday on ABC's "This Week." "They just didn't believe in it or they didn't believe that they should do anything about it, since China is not doing anything about it and since India is not willing to do the same thing, so why should we do the same thing?" Schwarzenegger said. "We...
  • New Cars in California Must Display Global Warming Score

    07/07/2008 10:18:06 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 82 replies · 90+ views
    OAKLAND, Calif. -- California is making it mandatory for cars to be labeled with global warming scores, figures that take into account emissions from vehicle use and fuel production.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger dents green credentials with Dodge Challenger

    07/02/2008 7:52:35 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 62 replies · 32,800+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 7/1/08 | Laura Clout
    Arnold Schwarzenegger has risked accusations of green hypocrisy by driving around in a gas-guzzling Dodge Challenger Coupe. The Hollywood star-turned Californian governor has built a reputation as a leading green campaigner and last Friday told a climate-change meeting in Florida: "America is so addicted to oil it will take us years to wean ourselves from it, and to look for new ways to feed our addiction is not the answer." In an interview last year, the governor spoke of his wish to create "a whole new industry of clean cars and clean engines and components to build those engines." To...
  • Schwarzenegger now backs McCain on environment

    07/01/2008 7:54:27 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 20 replies · 58+ views
    S.F. Chronicle ^ | June 30, 2008 | Carla Marinucci
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, appearing in a taped interview Sunday on "Meet the Press," defended GOP presidential candidate John McCain as "the real deal on the environment". "I'm very proud of him. I'm 100 percent behind him," he told Tom Brokaw. Schwarzenegger acknowledged that he doesn't support everything McCain has proposed, just as he isn't always in accord with his wife, Maria Shriver, a Democrat who has endorsed Illinois Sen. Barack Obama. "That (McCain and I) don't agree on everything, it's clear. Nor do I agree with my wife," he said. But "he's terrific with the environment," and with a President...
  • Schwarzenegger says feeding oil addiction no answer

    06/27/2008 9:05:16 AM PDT · by thackney · 92 replies · 194+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jun 26, 2008 6:00pm | Jim Loney
    MIAMI (Reuters) - Republican California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said on Friday that politicians who suggest that lifting a ban on offshore oil drilling would ease rising fuel prices in the United States were "blowing smoke." The comments were seen by the U.S. media as a slap at Republican leaders including President George W. Bush and the party's presumptive presidential nominee John McCain, who have recently spoken in favor of more offshore drilling as America tries to wean itself from its dependence on foreign oil. A spokesman for the governor, however, said the comments were not directed at McCain, nor at...