by Katy Grimes, E&E Legal Senior Media Fellow and California Globe Editor
As Appearing in the California Globe

Do the corporate sponsors have any more understanding of who their clients are than Budweiser does?

Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), Senator Henry Stern (D-Los Angeles), and Assemblywoman Tasha Boerner (D-Encinitas) will rally on the West Steps of the Capitol today (Wednesday) in support of the Climate Accountability Package” of legislation.

Because climate change is what’s on everyone’s mind these days, right? I mean, aren’t the Maui wildfires because… climate change? Isn’t California’s hot summer weather due to climate change? How about Hurricane Hilary – downgraded to a tropical storm – climate change?

If you follow mainstream media, that is what you’ve been told, ad nauseam, rather than elected lawmakers accepting responsibility for their failed “green policies” – which have blocked proper forest and land management and maintenance by reducing the fuel load, reducing ignition events such as proper power line maintenance would achieve, and better firefighting practices, said Alex Epstein, author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels and Fossil Future in a recent interview. Primary responsibility for the Maui wildfires rests on politicians’ implementation of green policies, resulting in mismanagement of the most important fire prevention practices. It’s a California deja vu, where Gov. Gavin Newsom defunded power line maintenance to pay for green energy, according to Epstein.

Sounding like climate mental patients, Sen. Wiener’s press statement says: “The Package, which consists of SB 253 (Wiener) and SB 261 (Stern), is the premier set of climate bills the Legislature must consider during the remaining weeks of this legislative session. Together these bills will set the national standard for corporate accountability on climate change by requiring large corporations to publicly disclose their emissions and the risk posed to their business by climate change.” (h/t Steve Milloy)

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