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Sun Dec 2, 2012, 02:34 PM

Climate Change skeptics ALEC & Heartland Institute join forces target States’energy laws

The Heartland Institute, a libertarian think tank skeptical of climate change science, has joined with the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council to write model legislation aimed at reversing state renewable energy mandates.

The Electricity Freedom Act, adopted by the council’s board of directors in October, would repeal state standards requiring utilities to get a portion of their electricity from renewable power, calling it ‘‘essentially a tax on consumers of electricity.’’

Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have binding renewable standards; in the absence of federal climate legislation, these initiatives have become the subject of intense political battles. The legislative council, or ALEC, is a conservative-leaning group of state legislators from all 50 states that has sought to roll back climate regulation in the past. It lost some corporate sponsors early this year because of its role promoting ‘‘stand your ground’’ laws that allow the use of force in self-defense without first retreating when faced with a serious threat.

But the involvement of the Heartland Institute, which posted a billboard in May comparing those who believe in global warming to domestic terrorist Theodore Kaczynski, shows the breadth of conservatives’ efforts to undermine environmental initiatives on the state and federal level. In many cases, the groups involved accept money from oil, gas, and coal companies that compete against renewable energy suppliers.
http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2012/12/02/climate-skeptics-target-states-energy-laws/grifHmeygfrsC2DCBBTh5M/story.html

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immoderate Dec 2012 #1
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The Wielding Truth Dec 2012 #3
sasha031 Dec 2012 #4
GeorgeGist Dec 2012 #5

Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 02:45 PM

1. Skeptics? How Munificent! They are science deniers.

--imm

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Response to immoderate (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 02:51 PM

2. Because of stand your ground laws ALEC got allot of negative publicity

plus lost allot of their sponsors.
This is a pretty current up to date list.
REVEALED: Full List Of ALEC’s Corporate Members
http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/05/04/478253/alec-corporate-list/

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 03:19 PM

3. Why would they want to promote irresponsible behavior that harms the planet and us?

How do they expect the planet to survive when it is being abused? Where do they expect to live when the planet becomes uninhabitable by humans? Money will not buy them clean air and fresh water and calm weather when climate change cannot be equalized.

If they screw this up there will be no future for the human race on this planet.Why don't they get it?

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Response to The Wielding Truth (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 03:35 PM

4. this is all a big joke to them

I'm still trying to catch my breath after reading this :'(
GLOBAL EXTINCTION WITHIN ONE HUMAN LIFETIME?
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=1910492

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 04:11 PM

5. Why do conservatives hate their children?

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