Organisation Name
Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA)
InfluenceMap Query
Emissions Trading
Data Source
Social Media
 
 

Score for this Data / Query Cell

0.62

InfluenceMap has researched and collated the following pieces of evidence associated with the data source and query indicated above. Extraordinary information is indicated by a coloured flag in the upper right corner. Evidence items in order of data inputted with exceptional items first.

 

Opposing emissions trading

InfluenceMap Comment:

Highlighting the financial cost of California's cap-and-trade scheme. Advocating for the policy's implementation to be delayed. (Twitter, May 2014)

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NEW blog post: Californians concerned by fuel cost increases in #CA’s #capandtrade program https://www.wspa.org/blog/post/concerns-about-fuel-costs-raise-legitimate-issues … (Links to: WSPA, Blog, May 2014) Starting January 1 of next year, all of the gasoline and diesel sold in California will become subject to the cap and trade program for the first time, a step that many experts – including WSPA – believe will almost certainly result in increased fuel costs. [...] Unless and until consumers know about and understand the impacts of expanding the cap and trade program to gasoline and diesel next year, the policy should be delayed.

Created: 14/09/2015 Last edited: 29/09/2016

 

Opposing emissions trading

InfluenceMap Comment:

Supporting campaigns opposing California's cap and trade scheme (Fed Up At The Pump, a subsidiary program of WSPA, Twitter 2014)

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115,000 signed petitions were delivered to @AirResources and @MaryNicholsCA to stop #hiddengastax http://bit.ly/1nK3DJe (Links to: 'CARB Members Do the Right Thing—Listen to the People about the Hidden Gas Tax', Fox & Hounds, October 2014) Last week, I was proud to deliver 115,000 signed petitions on behalf of my fellow Californians on the controversial “fuels under the cap” regulation at the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Diamond Bar board meeting.

Created: 14/09/2015 Last edited: 29/09/2016

 

Strongly supporting emissions trading

InfluenceMap Comment:

Supporting specific cap and trade scheme in California (Press Release, July 2017)

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“Last year, when California policymakers established the world’s most stringent 2030 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions goal, all knew that achieving it would be difficult, technologically challenging, and would require bipartisan leadership. “The bipartisan cap-and trade package passed this week is the best, most balanced way for California to comply with state law requiring reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.“As lawmakers considered the options, cap-and-trade was not the only proposed mechanism that could have been imposed to ensure California’s compliance with the law.  Much more expensive ‘command and control’ programs were also on the table.  These draconian programs would have forced businesses to make drastic changes, imposing strict regulations without any flexibility in implementation.   The result would have been skyrocketing prices for consumers, a stifled economy, and California jobs lost. “In fact, without a market-based approach like cap-and-trade in place, studies show meeting 2030 GHG goals would have been at least four times more expensive for every California family and cost the state four times more jobs than control measures that would have been imposed on manufacturing and industry in this state.

Created: 14/11/2017 Last edited: 14/11/2017