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California’s losing its war on carbon

in Around California/Environment
Cathay Bank Corporate Center's employees charge their electric vehicles in the company's El Monte parking lot on Thursday, April 5, 2018. The bank center has over 30 employees that drive electric vehicles and Southern California Edison installed 17 EV chargers for the employees. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

For the last decade, California has waged a crusade to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases in the name of fighting climate change.

The state has set specific reduction goals, and spent many billions of dollars, in both taxes and added consumer costs, to achieve them.

Early on, we saw sharp reductions, but they were low-hanging fruit, achieved mostly by compelling utilities to replace carbon-based power generation such as coal and natural gas with “renewables,” chiefly wind and solar.

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Car dealership owner proposes gaming

in Local Roundup

SELMA – Long-time car dealership owner Dwight Nelson has an idea he thinks will not only add an estimated 100 new jobs to Selma, but could also bring in thousands of dollars in taxes for the city’s general fund.

At the June 17 Selma City Council meeting, Nelson shared his idea to convert 4,000 square feet of banquet facilities of his Spike N’ Rail Restaurant into gaming rooms, as usage of them has declined over the years, he said.

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