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WHEREAS: CARB is an unelected and unaccountable bureaucracy
whose actions have killed jobs and harmed our economy.
WHEREAS: CARB has committed serious ethical lapses with its
failure to terminate an employee with falsified credentials, failure to
withdraw costly regulations based on this employee’s faulty research
and failure to account for millions in funds designated for AB32
WHEREAS: CARB has abused its power by levying millions of
dollars in disproportionate fines on business owners who have not
violated existing laws or who have committed only minor technical
WHEREAS: CARB has proposed or implemented policies that
infringe on our right to make our own decisions and run our own lives.
Examples include proposed taxeson vehicles CARB does not approve of,
mandatory programmable thermostats, imprisonment for not inflating our
tires and penalties for dissent.
WHEREAS: CARB continues to move forward with plans to mandate
increased ethanol usage despite overwhelming evidence that ethanol will
significantly raise fuel costs without improving the environment.
WHEREAS: CARB has promised its actions will lead to a
prosperous new green economy that has failed to materialize but that
have instead turned California into a national leader in high
BE IT RESOLVED: CARB should be abolished! We need jobs and a
healthy economy, not punitive and unfair regulations!
This site is
dedicated to a
grassroots effort with the sole purpose of convincing California law
makers to disband The California Air Resources Board. Why are
doing this? Because the
California Air Resources Board (CARB) is a
rogue agency that is causing harm to the environment and to the working
people of this state.
8500 California Teachers Fired to
Fund Rogue State Agency--Truckers Next!
need to get started now.
The first step is making contact with your Representatives and asking
them to support this effort. If they agree, they will be praised here.
If they do not they will be exposed. We are asking that you
letter, send an e-mail or fax to your representative in the State
Assembly and State
Senate, then send us both
your letter and the reply that you get. Those will be posted here. You
will remain anonymous if you state that is what you want. To get
started, click on the link to
the lists of Members of the State Assembly and Members of the State
Senate. Next, find your
representatives and make contact. It
is important that you act now!
Your tax dollars fund CARB. In fiscal year 2007-08 they got $722 million
1172 employees. In fiscal year 2008-09 they got $650 million
1272 employees, and in fiscal year 2009-10, your
state legislators and the governor fired over 8500
in the state in order to give $857 million to this outrageously
agency and its 1280 employees.
money. The CARB payroll is loaded with political
the legislators. Hundreds
of these worthless so-called public servants collect hundred
thousand dollar salaries and pension benefits that
families can never expect. CARB is also in bed
organizations that steer many millions to the
coffers of the legislators. Why
the legislature keep CARB alive and growing --- and rob the
of California of the education they deserve? When
is bankrupt, teachers are losing their jobs, millions are out
work, and the legislature gives CARB billions of dollars to
on its fraudulent campaigns and regulate the working
as if they are criminals spoiling the environment. Of
course, CARB must manufacture a new "health crisis"
year to justify its existence.
is demanding that perfectly good diesel engines in
the state be
replaced with less
efficient engines that will actually add to the
amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
They are doing this based on a flawed report by a
They claim a $70 billion savings in health
destroying these engines. Their own summary document shows
there is no proven link between diesel particulate mater and cancer.
This action is based on "indications" and "suggestions"! As if that is
enough, the 20 billion dollar price tag will place a financial burden
on an estimated 30 thousand business owners and
will put many of them out of business--it is estimated that
150,000 jobs could be lost if these companies pull up stakes
from California. Comments from noted scientists and the
sent to CARB regarding Hien Tran's report are contained in a supplement to
and were for the most part ignored by the board.
Here are some other CARB highlights:
Do you remember when CARB mandated that Diesel Fuel be reformulated
without adequate testing in the 1990's? The new fuel
damaged thousands of diesel engines in the state
over ten million dollars of state funds were used
replace many of the damaged engines. You the taxpayers and
working people paid for this. Bet your legislators
told you about this. But they fired
in the state recently because they wasted your tax dollars on
fraud agencies like CARB where they have placed their friends
political cronies on the payroll until the next election.
Over $30 million paid out by working families over ten years for
extra 20 to 30 cents a gallon. Estimated $20 billion dollars
to clean up ground water around the state that is contaminated with
MTBE. CARB has an army of professional
"public information officers" who spread the CARB
propaganda to keep the CARB agency budget
every year. They spent ten years lying to both the
legislature and the public about the "benefits" of MTBE in
gasoline. Finally, the legislature had to ban MTBE
gas when scientists proved that it was a poison to our environment and
you. The average working family was forced to pay out over
thousand dollars over ten years for the MTBE poison in their gasoline
in California. (They would have over $12,000 in the bank
for their childrens' education if that money had been saved and
mandate: CARB set the
American automotive industry back by ten years in developing hybrid
cars because CARB would not allow them as zero emission or low emission
cars while CARB insisted on demanding that 5% of cars in California had
to be electric cars. Only after they were forced to
that the electric cars were a fraud, did they allow hybrid
By that time the Japanese manufacturers were way ahead of
America. That has cost the American workers in the
industry over 200.000 jobs and crushed the industry.
- Hien Tran Fraud:
Hien Tran lied about having a PHD
from U.C. Davis but really purchased his degree at a diploma mill. Tran
was the project
coordinator and lead author of a report entitled “Methodology for
Estimating Premature Deaths Associated with Long-term Exposure to Fine
Airborne Particulate Matter in California.” This report was the main
support document of a draconian regulation proposed by the CARB that
would cost California diesel users billions of dollars, a cost that
eventually the consumer would pay for in higher food, construction and
transportation costs. These costs would be incurred in the retrofitting
of almost all diesel engines for on- or off-road, even relatively new
ones, with new pollution controls for the sole purpose of limiting
particulate matter as small as 2.5 microns (PM2.5). Although there have
been some epidemiological studies in the past that claim there is a
health risk, those studies were highly speculative and done with poor
data. In fact, there is a significant study that says that PM2.5 is not
a health risk in California.
Tran's problems started with the completion of the first
report when Dr. S. Stanley Young, the assistant director of
Bioinformatics at the National Institute of Statistical Sciences, came
to his attention. Dr. Young fired off a letter to Gov. Schwarzenegger,
writing in part, “I note that none of the authors are professional
statisticians. Some are trained in epidemiology. It is useful to know
that the track record of epidemiologists in the use of statistics to
make claims that are reproducible is very poor. Their claims fail to
replicate 80-90 percent of the time (Ioannidis, JAMA, 2005). Their
recommendations, most likely wrong, are projected to be very costly.
As punishment for his lie, Tran was suspended for 60 days and took a
pay cut. He still works at CARB.
- CARB's "Forbidden Speech"
like something from George Orwell, CARB was poised to
adopt a regulation
that literally “forbids” and “penalizes” opposing views.
resolution, which CARB dubs, “prohibition on false statements,” is
frightening in that it would actually sanction communications to the
agency during hearings or in the presentation of studies that CARB
disagrees with. Apparently, CARB’s legal staff missed that whole
on the First Amendment. The first hearing on CARB’s proposed regulation
for December 1st, 2010. According to CARB’s website, the hearing
been postponed until next year. Moreover, the proposed regulation
providing for “penalties” for false information has been removed from
- CARB's 340%
Overestimation: The California Air Resources Board went
above and beyond in screwing up their diesel regulations based upon
miscalculated pollution levels” of 340% over reality. Yes, you read
right, 340%. Was this
stupidity? Gross negligence? Gross incompetence? Outright fraud? All of
the aforementioned? Read and decide
Links to more information about CARB: