There’s reason to rejoice that a California state judge issued an injunction on Friday against the state cap-and-trade scheme (C&T) proposed in 2006. For one thing, the case’s citation name is Association of Irritated Residents v. California Air Resources Board, and how often does that come along? Irritated v. CARB would make an awesome name for a rock band.
The judge, Ernest Goldsmith, allowed the other elements of the 2006 law (AB 32) to proceed as planned, so small businesses and truck drivers and others who will be drastically affected by its emission-curbing requirements have no prospect of relief. The important business of driving business out of California will proceed apace.
Of equal interest, however, is the basis for the judge’s decision to suspend the C&T plan. Continue reading “California and the Ridiculous State of Law in America”