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Secret Entity Created by States to Sneak Cap and Trade Into Law

January 18, 2011
Ron Arnold
Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise

ALERT: It looks like the climate bill debate has already been decided by an entity created by 7 states, soon to be expanded to more states in an end run around Congress’s failure to pass Cap and Trade laws. That means the voters never had a chance to say “NO!”

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is an entity created by the Governors of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Vermont. The Board of Directors is made up of the heads of the states’ energy and environmental regulatory agencies. Once the states have joined, it is mandatory that they comply to all policies issued by the RGGI. Membership is irrevocable. Soon RGGI will expand to every state and stick you with astronomical energy prices and a cap and trade policy that the Congress could not pass because of voter opposition.

RGGI is the nation’s first mandatory greenhouse gas cap and trade regulating entity. This waste of tax dollars is responsible for“making an impact on climate change”in 7 Northeast states. Never mind that GLOBAL WARMING ISN’T EVEN REAL! The only impact RGGI has made so far is they have raised energy prices and created a slush fund for each member state. What exactly that money is being used for is unclear. Each state is capped on their carbon emissions and taxed if they use them up. RGGI added a 0.9% increase in energy prices in New England.


And now… the rest of the story. …..

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