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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:00 PM
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Carbon offsets are a CROC: Should you be entitled to do something bad to the environment?

Offsets are a CROC
September 15, 2009

If you do something good for the environment, does it make any sense that you should then be entitled to do something bad to the environment?

Of course it doesnt. And yet that is basically what corporate polluters are pushing for as climate legislation makes its way through Congress. Rather than making required pollution cuts, they want to use carbon offsets, which would essentially allow them to continue their dirty, polluting business as usual while outsourcing green jobs and cleaner skies elsewheremostly overseas!

Amazingly, despite the fact that offsets could totally undermine our efforts to combat global warming letting polluters increase greenhouse gas emissions for years to come there is now a group out there advocating carbon offsets be made available to individuals, so that regular folks can also be entitled to do something bad to the environment if they do something good for it. The group is called the Carbon Regulatory Offset Committee (CROC). Check out this video from their charismatic spokesman, Carl Cordova:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7RU6_WCF94&feature=play...

http://members.greenpeace.org/blog/greenpeaceusa_blog/2...


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Oregone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:02 PM
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1. Great to see an environmental group take a stand on this crap
They totally ruined the power of the climate bill, an open the system up to potential fraud.
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Romulox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:03 PM
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2. They're the exact analogue to "indulgences" handed out to the wealthy by the Catholic church. nt
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:06 PM
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3. Heh, nice name choice.
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 03:07 PM by Brickbat
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pscot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:47 PM
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4. Everything has its price
That's capitalism.
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