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Too soon to gauge AB 32

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In response to the first of several conclusions made by Joe Parisi in his May 3 letter to the Auburn Journal regarding the impacts of AB 32, California’s clean-air program, signed into law by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2006, the reason Mr. Parisi may “believe that AB 32 has had little, if any impact to global warming” is because the provisions of AB 32 will not be implemented until at least 2012 or later. Mr. Parisi seems to blame the unimplemented clean-air act for California’s high unemployment rate, business and residential foreclosures, increasing electric bills, a declining economy and other difficulties. My understanding is that the actions of Wall Street and common greed are the causes of the aforementioned problems. However, if Texas big oil refineries and Missouri’s Adam Smith Foundation with their deep pockets and hyperbole succeed in repealing (suspending) AB 32, we need only look at the consequences of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico upon unemployment rates, destroyed fishing and tourism industries, etc. JOAN BRIODY, Grass Valley