Meg Whitman kicked off her campaign for California governor choosing to be introduced by former governor Pete Wilson. Here comes another round of regurgitated jingoism, policies of tax reduction and the hands-off doctrine already painfully disproved.
She’s immediately pledged to castrate California’s emerging renewables sector on her first day in office by repealing the State’s efforts to build green business.
Offering sensibility, Mark Newsom points out:
California’s challenge is competitiveness, grasping as much of the share of these markets as possible by being the industry leader in greenhouse gas abatement technology. To date, we’ve done a great job – California captured $6.6 billion in green capital between 2006-2008. And all these start-ups need workers; so green jobs have the potential to be for California what the defense industry was in 1980s.