Monday, October 17, 2011

Holdren Advises Mittens

Will John Holdren, Obama's science Czar, who believes in de-developing America and putting sterilants in our drinking water, continue to advise Mitt Romney on climate change policy?

Here is some not so ancient history...

Governor Mitt Romney today announced that Massachusetts will take another major step in meeting its commitment to protecting air quality when strict state limitations on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from power plants take effect on January 1, 2006. …

Massachusetts is the first and only state to set CO2 emissions limits on power plants. The limits, which target the six largest and oldest power plants in the state, are the toughest in the nation…
In addition to reaffirming existing stringent CO2 limits, the draft regulations announced today, which will be filed next week, contain protections against excessive price increases for businesses and consumers. They allow power generation companies to implement CO2 reductions at their own facilities or fund other reduction projects off-site through a greenhouse gas offset and credits program.

In the development of greenhouse gas policy, Romney Administration officials have elicited input from environmental and economic policy experts. These include John Holden [sic], professor of environmental policy at Harvard.

At a town hall meeting in New Hampshire last Friday, Romney said, "I don't speak for the scientific community, of course, but I believe the world is getting warmer. I believe humans contribute to that."
"I don't know how much our contribution is to that," he said, "because I know there have been periods of greater heat and warmth in the past. But I believe that we contribute to that."
"And so I think it's important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and green house gases that may well be significant contributors to the climate change and global warming that you're seeing," said Romney.

H/T to Moonbattery

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innominatus said...

Just when I think my already low opinion of Romney can get no lower, Mittens finds a way to make things worse.

Scott said...

Just wait till he picks a running mate...I shudder at the thought!