Cap and Trade Set to Increase California Gas Prices by 69 Cents

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Governor Moonbeam’s plan must be to raise the price of gas high enough that light rail finally becomes economical.

Beginning in January, fuel suppliers in California will have to comply with the Cap and Trade program. The 2006 initiative seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the state. And it seems generally expected that the coming change will lead to higher gasoline prices.

Projected increases range from 10 cents to 69 cents a gallon. In San Diego County, where the average price on Friday of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline was $3.894, that would be a significant jump into the $4 or more territory…

Political consultant Mike Madrid said politicians have good reason to be concerned. Voters would likely blame incumbents if gas prices go up, Madrid said.

“If gas prices were to go up 15 cents, you would start to see some political shake out. If it goes up 25, 30, 40 cents? You would see an earthquake,” he said.

Would it? The Greens have gotten their way in California so far. All they had to do was promise some imaginary Green Jobs.

Gas prices even affect people who don’t pay taxes, but it’s not inconceivable that the Democrats would respond with a lower income gas subsidy and pass the cost on to working people.

  • http://banliberals.com/ Ban Liberals

    Can’t agree.

    The loons in California have approved EVERY green project, EVERY insane conservation measure, EVERY tax increase…

    They deserve this.

    I hope it’s $1.69.

    • Flo

      “Socialism
      is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy.
      Its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”

      ~W. Churchill

  • CharliePeters

    BP GMO fuel ethanol affect the water?

    NO on California AB-69 Perea unless amended. *

    * Set fuel alcohol standard for water.
    * STOP Cap-and-trade rail funding for alcohol and oil
    * STOP Cap-and-trade GMO fuel alcohol mandate.

    Dr. Stan’s California water & fuel supply opinion

    http://mediaarchives.gsradio.net/radioliberty/121213d.mp3

  • trapper

    Oh, Liberals are a stupid bunch but sanctimonious and self-righteous too. They will feel so good that they “saved the planet” without realizing that it will have no affect on CO2 in the atmosphere, make California products uncompetitive, and that most Californians will suffer economically.

  • Juan Pablo

    California pays the highest taxes in the country and probably one of the least desirable places to do business. They double down on stupid every election, and when gas prices go up they will continue to do so.

    • glenn47

      Those that had enough moved, now it is the moonbeams left.

  • dusel1

    Starting a list of frauds, number 1 being of the most fraudulent and decreasing with addition to list. Feel free to add to list or correct my entries.
    1. Greatest fraud ever perpetrated on the citizens of the U.S.A.: Obama.
    2. Greatest fraud ever perpetrated on the citizens of the U.S.A.: Global Warming/Climate Change.
    3. Greatest fraud ever perpetrated on the citizens of the U.S.A.: Electronic Voting.

    • glenn47

      You are on a roll, please continue

  • CharliePeters

    GMO fuel affect the water?

    NO on California AB-69 Perea unless amended. *

    * Set fuel alcohol standard for water.
    * STOP Cap-and-trade rail funding for alcohol and oil
    * STOP Cap-and-trade GMO fuel alcohol mandate.

    Dr. Stan’s California water & fuel supply opinion

    http://mediaarchives.gsradio.net/radioliberty/121213d.mp3

  • IslamDownpressesHumanity

    Gas theft is already a reality in California. I used to know a guy who had a big commercial truck (kind like the ones that Ryder rents). One day he couldn’t start it and noticed the gas gauge was empty. It eventually turned out someone had cut the fuel lines and drained the gas tank — at the time gas was ~$4.00 a gallon.