Ed Driscoll

California's Potemkin Steppes

As Kate of Small Dead Animals writes, “California: Not Dysfunctional Enough!” Fortunately, Diane Feinstein has the solution:

Now is the time at SDA when we juxtapose!

LA Times:

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is preparing legislation that would permanently put hundreds of thousands of acres of desert land off limits to energy projects. The territory would be designated California’s newest national monument.

LA Times:

With two weeks left in the legislative session, California Democrats are hustling to fulfill a commitment they made to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to pass a law to require all utilities to get a third of their power from “green” sources by 2020. […] . The main argument now is over how much of the new green power must be generated within California’s borders.

Thus keeping in place “California’s Potemkin Environmentalism” as Max Schulz dubbed the state’s eco-fantasies last year in City Journal.

Meanwhile, in other dispatches from the world of West Coast environmentalism, “Left-wing eco-terrorists celebrate radio tower sabotage” in nearby Washington State.