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California Law Tests Response
of Companies to Carbon Costs

New York Times, by Felicity Barringer

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 12/24/2012 6:47:53 PM

Los Banos, Calif. - The Morning Star Company’s three plants in California emit roughly 200,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year — about the same amount as the Pacific Island nation of Palau — as they turn tomatoes into ketchup, spaghetti sauce and juice used by millions of consumers around the world. Beginning Jan. 1, under the terms of a groundbreaking California environmental law known as AB 32, Morning Star and 350 other companies statewide will begin paying for those emissions, which trap heat and contribute to global warming. Companies are trying to

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In "the Twilight Zone," this would be filed under "You Get What You Pay For."

P.S. I do sympathize with our fellow LDotters stuck in Moonbeam´s Madness.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: sw penn, 12/24/2012 6:49:28 PM     (No. 9082458)

M O V E

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Reply 2 - Posted by: wilko, 12/24/2012 6:57:41 PM     (No. 9082461)

It won´t take long for the manufacturers to get the hint that they´re not wanted. Other states will welcome them with open arms.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jond, 12/24/2012 7:07:03 PM     (No. 9082472)

Regulators are being sensitive, and trying to not take so much blood that they kill the patient.

In its original inception, "Carbon Trading" was supposed to be "revenue neutral".

As it stands, its pretty much a transfer payment from those who produce something to those who don´t, better known as politicians.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 12/24/2012 7:23:35 PM     (No. 9082490)

I thought Campbell´s had the perfect response. They shut down all their California plants.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 12/24/2012 8:12:12 PM     (No. 9082523)

First of all, you have to believe in global warming, just another excuse for the lib nuts to take charge of your lives. I was born in KS. and believe me, it got hot in the summer and very cold in the winter. Go figure. We expected it - also expected some rain in the summer and that was bad for the wheat if it was ready to cut. I am so sick of these idiots and their opinions, not science at all.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Scribelus, 12/24/2012 10:32:13 PM     (No. 9082617)

Seems to me that the "Pacific island nation of Palau" ought to chip in a similar amount of tax to satisfy ol´ AB 32. But they won´t, because they´re not raving lunatics.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: starkness, 12/24/2012 11:01:41 PM     (No. 9082629)

i love that reporter´s name felicity barringer. it sounds just like chelsea clinton. so sheltered so indoctrinated so full of guano and not all that bright.

merry xmas yall

tms

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Reply 8 - Posted by: seamusm, 12/25/2012 12:32:10 AM     (No. 9082663)

They won´t leave unless WE refuse to buy overpriced Ketchup.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Booneboy, 12/25/2012 2:08:07 AM     (No. 9082684)

Al Gore and his buddies own most of the so called "allowances". Morning Star will have to buy 100,000 allowances for both 2017 and 2018, by which time the prices may have doubled or tripled in an open market.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: wtm, 12/25/2012 2:12:44 AM     (No. 9082686)

I wonder if we can grow tomatoes in Arizona ???? Want to try ??????

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Reply 11 - Posted by: PChristopher, 12/25/2012 2:53:02 AM     (No. 9082696)

Maybe CA should just be turned into paster land and the liberals made to tend goats.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: losgatos, 12/25/2012 2:53:46 AM     (No. 9082697)

Shame on Morning Star for feeding people.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Crashnburn, 12/25/2012 3:01:08 AM     (No. 9082701)

First of all, CO2 is not a greenhouse gas. Its provable by current data. Atmospheric CO2 concentrations are significantly higher now than they were in 1998, and yet the average global temperature is cooler. Case closed.

My company´s manufacturing base is overseas, so we should be OK. I am concerned though about local manufacturers, and their employees. Cement manufacturers will have to go overseas because of CO2 emission, and the rising cost of energy. Even if no other industries relocated, that will be a tremendous hit on California´s economy.

I don´t know how long it will take the Democrat Sheeple to wake up and realize their so-called leaders that are looking out for them are actually screwing them over, royally.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/25/2012 3:15:50 AM     (No. 9082706)

How do you weigh CO2? Is there a giant scale somewhere? Has anybody ever gone to the upper atmosphere and taken CO2 readings? The left has gone from freon to greenhouse gases to CO2 as the culprit trapping heat.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: kono, 12/25/2012 3:52:43 AM     (No. 9082719)

"Carbon costs" is brazen spin -- the proper term, NYSlimes, is "carbon TAX".

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/25/2012 4:49:24 AM     (No. 9082736)

The solution is simple. Move your business to Mexico and grow the tomato fields there. Result: No CA emissions and no carbon taxes.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: chance_232, 12/25/2012 1:10:18 PM     (No. 9083124)

I attempted to read thru the comments at the end of the article. Largely, the commentators believe that this is wonderful and all the states should adopt the same strategy.

More evidence of a country self destructing.



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