As seen on TV in Calif. Dec. 29, Judge blocks Calfornia’s low-carbon fuel rule, raising questions in Oregon. Can’t say we agree with the court’s reasoning as we understand it, but we certainly support the result! The entire underlying “reason” for these laws was based on bad information about alleged global warming.
Funny that the judgment came out during the week between Christmas and New Year’s holidays, when no one is paying attention to the news.
Also, in another great court decision reported on Thursday, the California Supreme Court upheld a law that killed all urban renewal projects (now known as redevelopment projects) in the state. See really biased report on this here. Again, we don’t agree with the underlying philosophy, but we certainly agree that redevelopment agencies should go!
Here’s a little background reading on Oregon’s redevelopment agencies by the Oregon Dept of Revenue. Great for curing hangovers. Sadly, those figures only go up to 2006- 2007, but that shows $165 million dollars collected in the state that year.
The best blog on this subject is Jack Bog’s Blog. He and most of his commenters have the same view of urban renewal that IFO does. Here’s a sample from a year ago (emphasis added):