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    California meets greenhouse gas reduction goal years early

    And it didn't even hurt. GHG emissions are now below the 1990 levels.

    The California Air Resources Board announced pollution levels were down 13 per cent since their 2004 peak as the economy grew 26 per cent since that year. The achievement was roughly equal to taking 12 million cars off the road or saving 22.7 billion litres of gasoline a year, the board said.

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    Greenhouse gas emissions dropped 2.7 per cent in 2016 the latest year available to about 430 million metric tonnes, the board said. That's just below the 431 million metric tonnes produced in 1990.

    California law requires that emissions return to 1990 levels by 2020 and reach 40 per cent below that marker by 2030. The Air Resources Board has broad authority to achieve those goals in the nation's most populous state
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    Quote Originally Posted by RNG View Post
    And it didn't even hurt. GHG emissions are now below the 1990 levels.

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    Mr. RNG,

    I don't know what you mean by "and it didn't even hurt."

    While the economy in California grew 27% during that time period, the economy of Texas, with a comparable economy, grew over 50%. The cost of living index, with the average of the US being 100, California is 154, whereas Texas is 90.

    Added to that, California has the highest income tax, the highest sales tax, and the highest gas tax in the nation.

    And while California is the third largest refiner of gasoline in the nation, Californians pays the second highest price for gasoline, only behind Hawaii, were every drop of gasoline has to come by boat.

    California also has the highest poverty rate, and the highest number of homeless people in the nation.

    I mean, granted, you get what you pay for, and the rich white liberals who live in the Coastal communities get clean air on the backs of the majority of poor Californians.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Mr. RNG,

    I don't know what you mean by "and it didn't even hurt."

    While the economy in California grew 27% during that time period, the economy of Texas, with a comparable economy, grew over 50%. The cost of living index, with the average of the US being 100, California is 154, whereas Texas is 90.

    Added to that, California has the highest income tax, the highest sales tax, and the highest gas tax in the nation.

    And while California is the third largest refiner of gasoline in the nation, Californians pays the second highest price for gasoline, only behind Hawaii, were every drop of gasoline has to come by boat.

    California also has the highest poverty rate, and the highest number of homeless people in the nation.

    I mean, granted, you get what you pay for, and the rich white liberals who live in the Coastal communities get clean air on the backs of the majority of poor Californians.
    But I believe it is still the most populous state, so it can't be all bad. Pretty well all non staunch Republicans I know who live there like it. And the staunch Republicans I know who live there and bitch about it all the time don't talk about moving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Mr. RNG,

    I don't know what you mean by "and it didn't even hurt."

    While the economy in California grew 27% during that time period, the economy of Texas, with a comparable economy, grew over 50%. The cost of living index, with the average of the US being 100, California is 154, whereas Texas is 90.

    Added to that, California has the highest income tax, the highest sales tax, and the highest gas tax in the nation.

    And while California is the third largest refiner of gasoline in the nation, Californians pays the second highest price for gasoline, only behind Hawaii, were every drop of gasoline has to come by boat.

    California also has the highest poverty rate, and the highest number of homeless people in the nation.

    I mean, granted, you get what you pay for, and the rich white liberals who live in the Coastal communities get clean air on the backs of the majority of poor Californians.
    Don't forget their debt.

    California is in debt to the tune of over $427 Billion last I checked.

    Of course that not a problem at all, according to one member.

    Just think how good California would be if they could get their debt up to $500 Billion?

    Good times, huh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RNG View Post
    But I believe it is still the most populous state, so it can't be all bad. Pretty well all non staunch Republicans I know who live there like it. And the staunch Republicans I know who live there and bitch about it all the time don't talk about moving.
    Mr. RNG,

    Way to not address anything I said.

    And even though I rarely follow non-sequitur, I will follow this one because you are so wrong.

    There is a net migration out of California, especially the middle class and working class.

    California Losing Residents Via Domestic Migration [EconTax Blog]

    Which is why California loves their illegals so much. The wealthy white liberals of the state need slave labor to mow their lawns, wipe their kids butts, and clean their houses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Mr. RNG,

    I don't know what you mean by "and it didn't even hurt."

    While the economy in California grew 27% during that time period, the economy of Texas, with a comparable economy, grew over 50%. The cost of living index, with the average of the US being 100, California is 154, whereas Texas is 90.

    Added to that, California has the highest income tax, the highest sales tax, and the highest gas tax in the nation.

    And while California is the third largest refiner of gasoline in the nation, Californians pays the second highest price for gasoline, only behind Hawaii, were every drop of gasoline has to come by boat.

    California also has the highest poverty rate, and the highest number of homeless people in the nation.

    I mean, granted, you get what you pay for, and the rich white liberals who live in the Coastal communities get clean air on the backs of the majority of poor Californians.

    Great post. Clean up in aisle 9.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    Don't forget their debt.

    California is in debt to the tune of over $427 Billion last I checked.

    Of course that not a problem at all, according to one member.

    Just think how good California would be if they could get their debt up to $500 Trillion?

    Good times, huh?
    What does that have to do with the reduction of greenhouse gas reduction - you know, the actual TOPIC of the thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    What does that have to do with the reduction of greenhouse gas reduction - you know, the actual TOPIC of the thread?
    Ms. HayJenn,

    It has everything to do with the topic of this thread. Perhaps you should re-read the original post, especially where it says "it didn't even hurt."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Ms. HayJenn,

    It has everything to do with the topic of this thread. Perhaps you should re-read the original post, especially where it says "it didn't even hurt."
    Mmm, this thread has nothing to do with CA vs. Texas gdp "growth".

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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    What does that have to do with the reduction of greenhouse gas reduction - you know, the actual TOPIC of the thread?
    If you would take the time to actually read the thread, we were talking about how wonderful California is.

    I added my three cents to that discussion.

    You're welcome.

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