Obviously, you haven't been to Kern County to see all of the new drilling and fracking going on there. Gov. Brown signed legislation to prohibit the construction of any new drilling platforms or pipelines off the coast, but there haven't been any new ones constructed since 1969; so that didn't change anything. They can still drill new wells off the 32 existing offshore platforms, and use the existing pipelines.
Brown added 20 cent tax on diesel, and all of the stations raised the price of diesel at least 50 cents overnight; so the stations saw it as their opportunity for a big price increase and to blame it on someone else. All of the manufactured goods for the entire country come from China into Southern California ports, and they are transported by train or truck to the rest of the country; so it puts a big strain on our roads. We needed the money to repair the roads. They were in bad shape.
I agree with you on the need to keep our forests clear of dead trees. It is a big factor in the severity of forest fires. It's not all caused by global warming.
At least we allow you to get stoned legally here.
2001 F350 XLT 4X4 crew cab, dual rear wheels, long bed, black, 7.3l turbo diesel, automatic transmission, 4.10, shift on the fly, running boards, sliding rear window, 38 gal fuel tank, Odyssey extreme 65-PC1750T batteries, Michelin LTX-MS2 rear tires, Sumitomo Encounter front tires, Shell Rotella Ultra elc, 11,500 gvwr, 20,000 gcwr, 7500 gvw, completely stock, 114,000 miles when purchased, now has 240,000 miles, repairs so far: two starters, batteries, cps, brakes, tires, alternator, ball joints, locking hub, wheel hub, AC compressor, serpentine belt, power steering pump, driver's side window, ignition switch, o-ring, Spectra premium radiator, water pump, fan clutch, fan blades, thermostat, thermostat housing, tensioner. Stolen twice so far, but recovered both times with major damage.
2005 Nomad Rampage toyhauler made by Skyline. 11,500lb gvwr.