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OPINION: Nothing Golden About This Hidden Gas Tax

Californians already pay the nation's highest gas taxes, but a planned expansion of the state's cap and trade program could raise gas prices 16 to 76 cents per gallon beginning in January, writes GasBuddy analyst Gregg Laskoski in US News and World Report. Laskoski says the plan lacks transparency, with bureaucrats unable to clarify rates and dates and no limit on the amount gas prices could rise.

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OPINION: Stop the hidden cap-and-trade tax on fuel

Ontario businessman B.J. Patterson writes in the Daily Bulletin that the unelected California Air Resources Board has plans to enact a cap and trade tax that will raise gas prices up to 70 cents a gallon. Patterson calls on citizens to encourage their representatives to postpone implementation of the tax, which is currently set to take effect at the beginning of 2015.

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OPINION: There's Nothing So Undedicated as a Dedicated Fund

Kenneth P. Green of Huffington Post reports Governor Brown's recent decision to "borrow" $500 million from California's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund set up by AB 32 for use in the General Fund is just another example of how dedicated funds are anything but when governments find themselves in a financial pinch.

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OPINION: Robert Ming: Here's a big tax hike voters didn't OK

As the California Air Resources Board begins the cap-and-trade auctions mandated by AB 32, the Orange County Register's Robert Ming reports experts predict this anti-global-warming program will increase energy costs by billions of dollars, increase the cost of virtually everything else, trigger lost business activity and push major employers out of the state.

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NEWS: AP IMPACT: CO2 emissions in US drop to 20-year low

Associated Press reports the amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere in the U.S. has fallen dramatically to its lowest level in 20 years, and government officials say the biggest reason is that cheap and plentiful natural gas has led many power plant operators to switch from dirtier-burning coal.

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