California is a strong advocate of cap-and-trade which will require a bureaucratic army. Once established this kind of army tends to self perpetuate by inventing ever newer reasons for it’s existence.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is grappling with how best to implement California’s landmark Global Warming Solutions Act, AB 32. The current plan calls for a cap-and-trade program, where total emissions are capped and polluters can trade carbon credits as part of the strategy to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. Source.
Does California need cap-and-trade? Does anybody? This video presentation examines the issues: http://www.climate-skeptic.com/2008/12/new-climate-video-rcrc-climate-debate.html