BLOG: CARB proposal will bleed Valley communities

My community can’t afford the uncontrolled cost increases that the California Air Resources Board (ARB) is proposing. Last year, our State Legislature passed legislation to rein in the costs posed by California’s climate program while still achieving reductions in emissions. But ARB, which is charged with carrying out the legislation, is ignoring the cost containment part of the mandate.

Instead, ARB is proposing a revised cap-and-trade program that forces Californians to pay more for gasoline, utilities, food and other essentials. These cost increases hurt everybody, but they especially impact low-income families, for whom these necessities make up a bigger part of the household budget. Many families in the City of Mendota will be pushed over the brink by these reckless cost increases.

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