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Arizona is now close to becoming the first state to outlaw climate change legislation. The state Senate voted Monday, 19-10 to approve a bill banning the Department of Environmental Quality from enacting or enforcing measures with language pertaining to climate change. The bill is now awaiting House approval.
Originally posted by mikerussellus
reply to post by RedGolem
Lets assume the worse and say they are.
What 'problem' is this going to create? The state says no to cap and trade, the people in the state aren't burdened by higher costs (although this is slight because cap and trade will raise costs throughout the economic strata)
And the oil companies stay in business.
And lets look at that for a moment. Oil companies have been demonized for decades. Evil, profiteers, polluters, monsters to the environment.
They also give us energy, warmth (when we need it), cool (when we need it), jobs, the tax revenue base to DC has powered Washington for decades, and (if given the chance) can release us from dependence from foreign oil.
When they can come up with a cheaper form of power and make it safe for me and my family, I will be the first to say goodbye to oil companies.
But until then, . . . .
Originally posted by pyrytyes
Fienstien(?) is fighting the solar and wind generation on the Mohave Desert, to save the tortoise.
The question in my mind is: How much are we to give of our state resources to support a state that is not willing to make any sacrifice?