(Sacramento) Today, the California State Senate passed Assembly Bill 398 which would extend California’s Cap & Trade program. The result of this measure could raise gas prices by as much as 63 cents a gallon over the next decade as well as impact consumer costs on food, utilities and water.
Senator Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) released the following statement in opposition to this costly program:
“The latest Cap and Trade proposal will result in higher food costs, higher gas prices, higher utility bills, and a higher cost of living that hurts California’s working families.
“This misleading proposal will not lower global temperatures or stop the Pacific Ocean from eroding our coast.
“I stand with California’s working families, which is why I cannot support a tax and cap proposal that costs so much and promises so little in return.”