Skip to comments.Governor Romney's Climate Protection Plan
Posted on 04/11/2012 10:45:23 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
While Mitt Romney was governor of Massachusetts, he signed into law the "Massachusetts Climate Protection Plan." So not only has Romney taken the lead on imposing universal health care, but also on combating climate change. The mainstream media (MSM) has obviously not be doing their job vetting the candidates since this hasn't come up at all in the debates.
I have begun analysis of the Massachusetts Climate Protection Plan, and may follow this up later with my thoughts. Until then, here are some comments from Governor Romney and Secretary Foy on the law.
Since taking office in January 2003, this Administration has embarked on a no regrets policy towards climate change. Rather than focusing our energy on the debate over the causes of global warming and the impact of human activity on climate, we have chosen to put our emphasis on actions, not discourse. If climate change is happening, the actions we take will help. If climate change is largely caused by human actions, this will really help. If we learn decades from now that climate change isnt happening, these actions will still help our economy, our quality of life and the quality of our environment. (Governor Romney) As this report makes clear, the worlds dramatically shifting weather patterns are in part attributable to the often-heedless development patterns of the past. Our houses, schools, shops, industry, cars and transit vehicles all consume energy and generate emissions, which too often have taken a disturbing cumulative toll on our fragile and finite natural resources.... [W]e must acknowledge and repair the damage we have already caused, and we must change our policies and actions to minimize future damage.... Governor Romney created the Office for Commonwealth Development to forge coordinated policies and programs between the states energy, environment, housing, and transportation agencies. (Secretary Foy)
I will not vote for this slime ball. Don’t care, just will not even hold my nose and vote for him. I am done with the nose holding. He is NO different than Obama. You get one or the other and they are the same.
old news-—was that before or after Gingrich’s 3rd marriage?
Seriously, what is Romney’s current policy?
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.