The Cart before the Horse

Last year the CA legislature passed AB 32, which sets goals for cutting CA greenhouse gas emissions and directs the Air Resources Board to promulgate regulations to that end. But rather than wait for that process, environmental activist groups are suing rght and left to force government agencies to cut greenhouse emissions. The latest example is in San Bernadino County, where activist groups have been joined by Jerry Brown in suing the county because their proposed general plan does not “do enough to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.” Such suits in advance of the law are ridiculous. An editorial in the Riverside Press Enterprise explains it. Thanks to Steve Frank for spotting this.