California Democrat governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that was unanimously passed in the California Assembly and state Senate that sought to strengthen local government efforts to prevent wildfires.
With wildfires now ravaging the California forests with seemingly no end in sight, people in the Golden State are wondering what to do, and some people are wondering what could have been done.
Governor Moonbeam could have helped move things in the right direction.
Sacramento Citizen reported: “Jerry Brown, busy mulling ways to prevent the end of the world, took the Clinton and Obama-era gross regulations a step even further when he vetoed a bipartisan wildfire management bill in 2016. At the request of the City Council of Laguna Beach, Sen. John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa), authored SB 1463 in 2016, a bipartisan bill which would have given local governments more say in fire-prevention efforts through the Public Utilities Commission proceeding making maps of fire hazard areas around utility lines…
Gov. Brown vetoed SB 1463, despite being passed by the Legislature, 75-0 in the Assembly and 39-0 in the Senate. That tells you this was political. The Governor’s veto message did not properly address why he vetoed the bill. Brown claimed that the PUC and CalFire have already been doing what Moorlach’s bill sought to accomplish. How on earth could Brown kill this bill when the state was burning down?”
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Jerry Brown, 80 is now the all-time oldest California governor, even though during his first go-round as governor he was the picture of Baby Boomer youthfulness and promise. The Baby Boomers, clearly, were naive about how the decades-long effects of their policies would impact the country.
The governor of California put President Donald J. Trump on blast in a hysterical rant on the subject of climate change on MSNBC.
“Something’s gotta happen to this guy,” said Gov. Jerry Brown in a Monday interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell. “Because if we don’t get rid of him, he’s going to undermine America and even the world.”
Brown is in no position to discuss undermining this country, considering that he signed a bill into law making California a “sanctuary state” last October, literally undermining the American rule of law.
Earlier in the interview, Brown called Trump an “enabler of climate negligence and climate avoidance,” (whatever that means).
“We have to make sure that all these other countries, whether it’s Russia or Poland or South America, Brazil, whatever the heck it is – everybody’s gotta step up, and the President of the United States should be the cheerleader, the exemplar,” Brown said regarding America’s leadership on controlling climate change
“Instead,” Brown said, “[Trump] is the saboteur, and that’s a tragedy.”
Brown continued on to give a rudimentary and a-scientific lesson on climate change and its negative externalities, which was largely incoherent.
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