Sen. Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, wants to use cap and trade funds to electrify commuter rail

In past years, lawmakers earmarked 60 percent of cap-and-trade money to the voter-approved high-speed rail, housing near transportation hubs, inner-city rail and low-carbon transit.

The $1.4 billion is the remainder we’re talking about.

Sen. Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, who chairs the budget subcommittee, wants to aim high by using some of the money to electrify commuter rail, a worthy effort in the fight against climate change.

“The investment needs to have a big impact,” Wieckowski told an editorial board member. He’s right. Alas, some legislators have lesser ideas.

Source: CA legislators must not waste $1.4B cap and trade fund | The Fresno Bee

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One comment

  1. using some of the money to electrify commuter rail, a worthy effort in the fight against climate change..
    Right!!
    Fleecing the rubes into thinking that little Kaly will have an impact on the hoax of Global Warming while real , non government scientists have been saying now for 18 years that the climate has stopped warming and it’s getting colder. In fact due to the lack of activity on the surface of the Sun.. They now say that the odds are very good for a cooling trend that will likely last 35 years.. Keep in mind also that all that electrical power has tro come from Hydro-electric dams and many are coal fired.. So much for the fight against warming while they have to use coal to reach Kalays power demands.

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