Thursday, May 05, 2011

The CRI Raises the Alarm on RGGI

The Caesar Rodney Institute (CRI) is raising the alarm. I got an e-mail alert yesterday that the governor is talking to legislators:
The battle over Delaware's destructive cap and trade tax has reached a new level, with Governor Markel [sic] now personally making phone calls to legislators asking them to defeat House Bill 86.

That's the report we just received from a member of the Delaware House committee that's considering the bill, and it's why we are issuing this urgent appeal for help from our friends and supporters.
That governor! Talking to legislators? Will he stop at nothing?

House Bill 86, which would terminate Delaware’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), will be taken up by the House Energy Committee on Wednesday, May 11 at 4:00 PM.

The CRI has made this a top priority:
Passage of HB 86 would be a defeat for radical environmental extremists and their legislative allies who have blindly followed the "Green" agenda. It would be a victory for sensible environmental policies rooted in valid science and common sense.
By "radical environmental extremists" the CRI would mean me. But the insidious tentacles of cap and trade reach much further—all the way to the Republicans who created the market-based approach that successfully reduced the SO2 emissions that caused acid rain.

I don't have much of an idea what the CRI means by "sensible environmental policies," since I haven't seen them actually propose any.

The CRI has been making robocalls on the issue since last week. If you agree with paying higher energy bills because of cap and trade, you are instructed to press one, and the call is terminated. If you want to end cap and trade, you press two, and you are connected to a receptionist or legislative aide. I don't know how much real effect these calls are having, since legislative aides can smell a robocall a mile away.

If you want to know how to fight back against the forces working to kill RGGI in Delaware, visit the new Delaware Environmental Summit website.


Anonymous kavips said...

Thanks for keeping the fight going on this..

This is huge if this gets passed... It it basically a piece of crap designed to prevent us from paying less for power...

I, and every Delawarean pay too much for power now, because of the monopoly that is Delmarva Power.

Without oversight and control, you can bet I will pay more....

If you want to pay more for power, support the Tea Party and the Cesar Rodney Institute and let's get out of this deal... It's your money.

If you already pay too much and want to pay less, call your legislator and tell them House Bill 86 needs shelved... We need to spend money on other things... Cheaper power for all.. :)

9:35 AM, May 10, 2011  

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