Saturday, March 8, 2008

Environmentalist Extremism on Steroids.

Our Governor, Bill Ritter, and our would be Senator, Mark Udall, simply haven't learned to use the Draconian language of "Climate Change." Word is filtering out of Canada that Ontero has appointed a "Climate Change Czar," and, alternately, a "Climate Change Secretariat."

Isn't that the language of the old Soviet Union? And, these commissars are serious:

It's a strategy that has worked elsewhere. British Columbia, which has a Climate Action Secretariat, came out with a green provincial budget two weeks ago that included North America's first full-fledged carbon tax.

One wonders what would happen to the Colorado economy if Bill Ritter or Mark Udall suggested that all coal fired power plants in the state be closed by 2014:

As head of the climate change secretariat, MacLeod's top priorities will be making sure Ontario's coal-fired power plants close by 2014, which is already well after the original Liberal promise to close them by 2007; protect large-scale areas for caribou habitat in the Boreal Forest; and build more rapid transit, the source said.

These are key planks in the Liberal plan to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change by 6 per cent below 1990 levels by 2014, 15 per cent by 2020 and 80 per cent by 2050.

Make no mistake. This is exactly where Bill Ritter wants to take the state and Mark Udall wants to take the country.

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