Senator Wiener's bill, aimed at making it easier to build housing at a time when the state is suffering from a debilitating shortage, has, to put it mildly, ignited a robust debate in activist circles.
Cap-and-trade is working, says CARB, but needs to work harder. Meanwhile federal support is disappearing, and the administration may actively undermine the state's work. And disagreement about a definition cloaks a wider point of conflict on cap-and-trade.
California's new gas tax is either a boondoggle to line the pockets of politicians, or the beginning of a new, pothole-free day for California roads, depending on perspective. But it's necessary, and it's not even enough money anyway.