One of the reasons we were so anxious to leave California was that its population had gone temporarily insane, throwing Gov. Gray Davis out of office because of energy shortages gamed by Enron and other energy companies intentionally, in order to boost their own profits (this was widely known at the time, but essentially ignored) and electing an actor--a really bad actor, to boot--in his place.
Yesterday Arnold did something right for a change. Must be an election year.
He and the legislature reached a deal to cut carbon dioxide emissions 25% by 2020. It's the strongest commitment in the nation to fighting global warming, and it comes in the nation's most populous state. By any measure, it's a good thing (which doesn't keep various business interests and the Republicans in the legislature from opposing it, according to the New York Times.
But we have to get serious about global warming, and if the feds won't, then it's up to states and cities.
Good going, Arnold. You're still a bad actor and a pretty poor governor, but you got it right this time.