Op-Ed

Thursday, March 2, 2017

By Adam Gray

California’s landmark climate change policy, cap-and-trade, needs legislative approval to continue beyond 2020. What’s more, in order to avoid being overturned in the courts, it needs approval from two thirds of the legislature.

I have taken a critical view of similar climate change policies in the past. Not because I object to their stated goals, but because they have a habit of saddling the Valley with all of the burden while rich coastal communities reap all the rewards.

So before the environmental lobby starts throwing mud at anyone who doesn’t view the world through their particular rose-colored glasses, let me set the record straight on my feelings about climate change and cap-and-trade.