Though the goals of AB32 are ambitious, the Air Resources Board's programs to meet those goals will cause significant damage to California's economy, according to a study done for the California Manufacturers and Technology Association.

"Even under our optimistic scenario, ARB's programs as they are presently constructed will cause the loss of 5.6 percent of GSP and 262,000 jobs by 2020. Moreover, the programs will cost the average California family $3,400/year," the CMTA said. (See the full report at cmta.net.)