It may or may not be legal

Lobbyists line up for cap-and-trade pork at an Assembly budget subcommittee hearing on April 20. Capitol veteran Gene Erbin seeks a slice, but questions the legality of the program.
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Lobbyists line up for cap-and-trade pork at an Assembly budget subcommittee hearing on April 20. Capitol veteran Gene Erbin seeks a slice, but questions the legality of the program.
Dan Walters

Dan Walters

Observations on California and its politics

California’s cap-and-trade carbon emission system may be failing

May 26, 2016 02:56 PM

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Dan Walters’ column appeared in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. In 1984 he moved to The Sacramento Bee, where his column ran until 2017.