Group Says Calif. Air Regulations Discriminate

San Francisco Chronicle, June 10, 2012

A coalition of environmental groups is alleging that California’s Cap and Trade program violates the 1964 Civil Rights act.

The groups filed a complaint Friday against the California Air Resources Board charging that minority groups will be disproportionately harmed by the program that allows polluters to discharge more emissions by buying credits from other less-polluting industries.

The complaint alleges that African-Americans, Latinos and Asians are more likely to live in the low-income neighborhoods near refineries and power plants and will not receive the benefit of emission reductions intended under Cap and Trade.

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  • As our nation’s white population decreases proportionately, such lawsuits will become more effective in their intended objective: To discriminate against white Americans. In effect, these legal actions are nothing more than monetary shakedowns of white people; a redistribution of wealth. It’s considered social justice born of white privilege. 

  • Global Minority

    Cap and Trade is nothing more than a scam for their NWO clap trap.

  • The complaint alleges that African-Americans, Latinos and Asians are
    more likely to live in the low-income neighborhoods near refineries and
    power plants and will not receive the benefit of emission reductions
    intended under Cap and Trade.

    If they want reduced emissions, then we should not allow the houses that blacks, Hispanics and Asians live in to have electricity, and not allow them to drive cars.

    One of the reasons that we are supposed to implement cap-and-tax is to alleviate “environmental racism.”  In reality, it would be nothing but a boon to Wall Street.  (Hint:  Why do you think NY/NJ Republicans want it so badly?)

  • Francis Galton

    Disparate Impact strikes again.  Here’s the deal, White people: if ANY racial or ethnic minority group falls below the White average in ANY characteristic or trait in ANY field of endeavor in ANY state, ANY city, ANY county, ANY where, at ANY time, YOU must use all your time, energy, and especially money to either bring them up your level (because lord know they can’t do it by themselves!) or, preferably, you must LOWER yourselves to their level (as they are known to suffer Minority Rage, a la Colin Ferguson).  The doctrine of Disparate Impact, followed honestly and faithfully, requires nothing less. 

  • Cap and trade only functions to make plentiful energy scarce

  • Eventually “Private Property Rights” will abrogated based on disparate impact and discrimination.  After all, if a significant portion of one socially constructed race is more able to obtain private property than another, private property rights are discriminatory and we cannot have that.  And Leftists are so confused as to why we label them Communists!

  • archer

    the cap and trade law discriminates against everyone. “buy credits from less polluting industries”, are you kidding, how does that help the enviroment. Will net pollution stay the same? This is nothing more than a giant scam to bankrupt any industry still left in this country.