The success of the bill is about more than just ratcheting down emissions.
For Governor Brown, Monday's vote on the Cap-and-Trade Program goes way beyond California.
Doing well by doing good is a common mantra in business circles. A new examination of a voluntary carbon-limiting exchange finds the businesses benefited most when the market believed they were anticipating inevitable regulations.
Proponents of the "Wesleyan Statement" say that America should tax carbon to reduce emissions, then return the money to citizens as a direct payment or a tax reduction.