Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Environmentalists Decry Gov. Brown's Raiding Carbon Reduction Fund

California lawmakers are applauding the recent passage of the state budget with a projected surplus. But some are now asking, at what cost? Governor Jerry Brown decided to take $500 million from the greenhouse gas reduction fund in California and loan it to the general fund for a year. Brown's move comes in spite of legislation passed last year that money raised by cap and trade of carbon emissions would go to communities that are suffering from poor air quality. Environmentalists say the governor should stand by his calls to combat climate change and not take money from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund. Sally Schilling reports.