September 11, 2009 Letter (.pdf)
am writing you again, to ask for your help. I have a few
questions and I hope that you will respond. I am desperate, like I am
sure are thousands of others in the trucking industry.
State of California regulatory board has mandated that I discontinue
doing business in this state.
it possible that the State of California and the California Air
Resources Board can take my private property by mandated regulation?
Are there private property rights in this state? Why will it not
possible to legally operate my equipment when it meets all safety and
emissions standards for the model year it was manufactured? Why would
someone spend $20,000 to $70,000 to retrofit a truck that is valued
at $30,000? That would not be prudent. Can you, as my legislative
representative explain this to me?
vehicle that I am referring to is not some smoke spewing so called
dirty diesel big rig, but at 1998 Class 8 transfer dump truck with
low mileage and in very good condition that would normally be valued
at about $80,000. This vehicle has not even reached its half life. My
business was off 50% in 2008 and 80% in 2009 and 2010 will not be any
better. The business asset (the truck) is now a toxic asset, but I
continue servicing the debt to maintain my credit worthiness. I
cannot afford to comply with these regulations now or ever. CARB’s
actions have destroyed the resale value of my property, even before
the regulations were implemented.
economic conditions dictate the immediate repeal of AB 32. Cap and
trade is just wrong. I ask you, is12% unemployment is not high enough
for our elected representatives? It has decimated tax revenue, and we
hard working, former taxpaying individuals are no longer contributing
to the tax rolls. People are leaving the State of California and we
are the backbone of the economy. Do you think that this is right?
politicians allow the California
Air Resources Board to continue their politically driven
misinformation campaign to damage
us beyond belief. Their lead scientist was suspended, after being
found out that his PhD was not from UC Davis but purchased online
from a diploma mill. We should trust this government agency? This
board needs to be disbanded and use their $857million budget to
better the business environment in California instead of driving more
jobs out of state. I am sure that you would support that action.
a member of the California Dump Truck Owners Association, also a
strong supporter of www.killcarb.org
the Pacific Legal Foundation, I will make every effort to help
achieve our goals. As a supporter that gave you my vote in several
elections, tell me, you are someone with the fortitude to do what is
just and right to rectify this situation.
this anniversary of the 9.11
tragedy we need to work together, whether Democrat or Republican like
we did on 9.12.