01 September 2006

I wish they all could be California pols

I'm no fan of Arnold Schwarzenegger, aside from the first Terminator film, and maybe the second. But I always try to give credit where it's due.

On Wednesday, Governor Schwarzenegger made a deal with California's Democratic-controlled legislature to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 25 percent by the year 2020. [Read story.]


In doing so, the aptly-nicknamed Golden State thumbed its legislative nose at the Bush administration's refusal to accept the virtually unanimous agreement by the peer-reviewed scientific community that we really, really, really need to curb our emissions.

And, in doing so, California thumbed its legislative nose at the Bush administration's disdain for the Kyoto Treaty which, if signed, would inconvenience Bush's corporate bedpartners by forcing them to spend some pocket change to reduce their emissions.

I want to see 49 other states following California's lead on this issue.

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