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June 18, 2011

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The PJ Tatler » Union, Texas Congressional delegation agree: The EPA is threatening the Texas economy.

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  1. Michael Eaton permalink
    June 18, 2011 4:32 pm

    “Bringing traditionally opposed forces together”

    Huh, kind of like Congressional Republicans, bringing the White House and Chamber of Commerce together by their stance on the debt ceiling… Like that?

    Nice, typically broad and indefensible statements in the “story”.

  2. Michael Eaton permalink
    June 20, 2011 6:04 am

    http://www.ceres.org/resources/reports/new-jobs-cleaner-air

    Oh, dear.

    “For over a decade, companies have recognized that the industry would need to install controls to comply with the act’s air toxicity requirements, and the technology exists to cost effectively control such emissions, including mercury and acid gases. The EPA is now under a court deadline to finalize that rule before the end of 2011 because of the previous delays.”

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703989004575653040755204932.html

    But then Texas really has a history of not caring too much about environment (or the poor, uninsured, undereducated).

  3. June 20, 2011 9:05 am

    Wait a sec. I read this bit in your CERES pamphlet, and it sounds to me a little bit like the “Broken Windows” Theory….

    As described in Figure 1 below, our employment estimates include both direct and indirect job creation. First, it examines employment directly generated by capital investments in pollution controls and new generation capacity. Here the focus is on a wide array of skilled jobs associated with designing, procuring and installing pollution controls, and building new generation, including engineers, project managers, electricians, boilermakers, pipefitters, millwrights, iron-workers and security personnel.9 As these jobs are directly linked to these investment expenditures, they are created and maintained throughout the five year investment period. The direct effect represents jobs created by spending in the respective sector. For example, building new capacity involves expenditures to construct and install that capacity, including payments to new employees. Firms that install the new capacity will also have to purchase goods and services from other sectors, which in turn will create jobs in those other sectors: this “second round” of employment creation constitutes the indirect job effect.

    More of that “green jobs” claptrap that never materializes. Look at all of these wonderful jobs “created” when we force people over to our green way of seeing things… And I find it strange that companies are following all of the new greenie clean air regulations, yet are able to keep prices “low”. Could it be some of their costs are offset through, wait for it…. tax breaks? Meh. Couldn’t be. The American Taxpayer subsidizing an industry so that it can comply with the regulations of the overbearing government? Never could happen. Never. (eye roll) (here is where you go off on “subsidies for the oil industry”..)

    “But then Texas really has a history of not caring too much about environment (or the poor, uninsured, undereducated).”

    And California seems to care all about those things…. how is it working out for them…. not good eh…. perhaps “caring too much” for all of those things doesn’t mean what you think it means….

  4. Michael Eaton permalink
    June 20, 2011 3:31 pm

    “when we force people over to our green way of seeing things”

    Um, dude, we are lagging the rest of the world:

    http://www.ecoworld.com/energy-fuels/wind-power-in-china.html

    “And California seems to care all about those things…. how is it working out for them”

    Let’s see:

    Texas 44th in education spending

    http://www.politifact.com/texas/statements/2011/jan/31/wendy-davis/state-sen-wendy-davis-says-texas-ranks-44th-educat/

    “Texas remained the state with the highest uninsured rate in the nation at 26.1 percent , or 6.4 million uninsured people.”

    http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/local/texas-has-highest-uninsured-rate-in-us

    Better than in Texas…

  5. June 20, 2011 5:47 pm

    You mean we’re not pissing away as much money on wind farms as China and the rest of the world? And you say thatlike I would find that as a bad thing….

    and California is hemorrhaging businesses, jobs and productive citizens at an alarming rate, further exacerbating their financial crisis. But don’t worry, I’m sure that California is too big to fail, and D.C. will come to the rescue with a bailout… Can’t let those standings fall…

  6. Michael Eaton permalink
    June 21, 2011 5:34 am

    “pissing away as much money on wind farms”

    ?? How are wind farms “pissing away’? In fact, your utopia, Texas, led by a governor who tells people to pray for rain as he cuts funding for anything that might reduce threats of fire, has large wind farms…

    http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/04/rick-perry-asks-texans-pray-rain

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/10/02/tech/livinggreen/main5358287.shtml

    Wind is free. Why are you so invested in things that are not, or that rapes the environment? It is like you are trying to prove something by destruction…

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