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Schwarzenegger Wants More Drilling, Less Greenhouse Gas

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday simultaneously defended the state's greenhouse gas reduction law and repeated his support of expanded oil drilling off the Santa Barbara coast. On Monday, the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office concluded that AB 32, the landmark 2006 law that mandates cuts ingreenhouse gas emissions would cost the state jobs in the near term, and have uncertain effects in the long term. "I travel up and down the state, unlike others that only have theoretical opinions," the governor said. "I see firsthand … that all kinds of (green industry) places want to expand, all we have to do is give them the incentives, the tax incentives and the job creation packages. I know that AB 32 will create jobs."

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