Think your utility bills are too high and the Upstate economy could not get much worse? Think again . . . From the Elmira Star-Gazette: Plan to control air pollution costs at least $120M. . . .
But the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is not really controlling pollution unless you consider good old CO2 -- the stuff YOU breath out every day -- the stuff that makes plants grow -- the stuff that gives fizz to your coke -- pollution. You can thank Al Gore and the global warming alarmists for this one.
Even if you accept its premise (which I don't), RGGI will achieve undetectable results for climate change, but will devastate what is left of our manufacturing base. This is a very large price to pay for what is, at best, a political statement by former Gov. Patacki. The consequences were forseen here two years ago. The legal authority for the former governor to commit the state to such sweeping changes is still murky.
RGGI needs to be undone, now, before it undoes us!