The state will give away 100 percent of permits through 2020 to oil drilling, cement and other industries that otherwise might shut down if forced to pay for permits. Sawmills, food manufacturing and others will get shorter-term aid. Within an industry, more efficient firms will get more allowances, which less efficient companies may need to buy.
So, the more efficient and cleaner firms are penalized while belching polluters get free permits, do I have this right?
Are they not insane? Or corrupt? Are we living in Bizarro World?