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Some see red on Denver's green plan
RockyMountainNews.com via Drudge ^ | June 12, 2007 | Stuart Steers

Posted on 06/12/2007 12:49:19 PM PDT by goarmy

People around the country accused Denver on Monday of embracing a "crackpot" scheme to fight global warming after the city's plan drew widespread attention on the Internet.

The reaction was to a Rocky Mountain News story that detailed some of the proposals in Denver's Climate Action Plan, which aims to cut the city's output of gas emissions linked to global warming.

The plan includes several controversial ideas, including making residents who use large amounts of electricity and natural gas pay higher utility fees, boosting insurance rates for people who drive long distances and mandating that homes be energy efficient before they can be sold.

After the online RockyMountainNews.com version of the story was posted as the lead item on Drudgereport.com, the phones started ringing at Mayor John Hickenlooper's office. Many of the calls were from people accusing the city of embracing a radical environmental agenda.

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E-mails to the city and the Rocky from around the country called the plan "crackpot," "loony" and even "stupid."

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The mayor said he would listen to public reaction before moving ahead but he aims to have a plan in place by the end of the year.

Some of the proposals in Denver's plan that might sound radical to residents are already in place in other states. California, for example, charges heavy users of electricity higher rates.

Denver City Councilwoman Kathleen MacKenzie said she admires Hickenlooper for pushing the plan.

"The mayor is willing to use his popularity to ask people to do difficult things," she said. "I hope people are ready to take this on."

A spokeswoman for the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver said that group hasn't taken a position on Denver's proposal to enact energy efficiency standards for new homes.

(Excerpt) Read more at rockymountainnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: crackpot; denver; dogooders; globalwarming; hickenlooper; nannystate
This is just a follow-up from yesterday's thread posted by poobear:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1848333/posts

1 posted on 06/12/2007 12:49:23 PM PDT by goarmy
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To: goarmy

I think that comes from Al Gore’s Induction Camp. Our Mayor just got back from one and he is spouting the same plan. Some of it *going forward* is a good idea but retroactive penalties are not a good thing.


2 posted on 06/12/2007 12:53:25 PM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: goarmy

They need to worry more about the local brown cloud and less about global warming.


3 posted on 06/12/2007 12:56:03 PM PDT by Squidpup ("Fight the Good Fight")
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To: sauropod

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4 posted on 06/12/2007 12:56:24 PM PDT by sauropod ("An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools." Ernest Hemingway)
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To: goarmy
Denver CO Crime Statistics (2005 Crime Data)

Earth to Denver: You've got far bigger problems than global warming...

5 posted on 06/12/2007 12:57:56 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: goarmy
"According to most polls, 70 percent of the people in Colorado recognize there is global warming," he said.

There's a difference between recognizing global warming and understanding the cause of global warming. Just because you understand that the earth is getting a little warmer doesn't mean you believe that the cause is from human activities. Because it's not. It's the sun, stupid!

6 posted on 06/12/2007 1:00:29 PM PDT by AlaskaErik (Run, Fred run! I will send my donation as soon as you announce.)
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To: goarmy

Apparently, Mork from Ork spread his seed far and wide while in the Denver area. Nanu Nanu.


7 posted on 06/12/2007 1:01:57 PM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: goarmy

Glenn Beck ripped this plan apart this morning on his show.


8 posted on 06/12/2007 1:03:36 PM PDT by Pete (My kid sister's first novel: Far Horizons at http://www.amazon.co.uk/)
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To: goarmy
It took me 3 hours to drive up the mountains to C-470 and get to the shopping mall in Lone Tree, Colorado yesterday. They want to bump my insurance for visiting the city? Good riddance to metro Denver.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

9 posted on 06/12/2007 1:03:37 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: mewzilla
Earth to Denver: You've got far bigger problems than global warming...

It's just like the Arab countries. To divert attention from their squalid domestic situation, Arab leaders bring out the Jewish boogie man to whip the masses into anti-Israeli hysteria.

10 posted on 06/12/2007 1:03:47 PM PDT by AlaskaErik (Run, Fred run! I will send my donation as soon as you announce.)
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To: goarmy
Liberals: just making life more expensive and less convenient for Denverites.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

11 posted on 06/12/2007 1:04:51 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goarmy

“The mayor is willing to use his popularity to ask people to do difficult things,” she said. “I hope people are ready to take this on.”

Translation: We are doing it anyway.
After all- its about good intentions and not results.

And furthermore- “If the people continue to object, we will close the TV, and radio stations, and pull the plug on that damn internet”


12 posted on 06/12/2007 1:05:40 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot
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To: mewzilla
I live in mountain Colorado. No crime to worry about. I felt unsafe in the crowded metropolis. Why live with extra costs I can avoid?

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

13 posted on 06/12/2007 1:07:14 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goarmy
This is a recent audio interview of our Mayor here in Austin.

http://media.590klbj.com/av/mp3/willwynn_interview.mp3
14 posted on 06/12/2007 1:07:45 PM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: DanielRedfoot
Sure, they are. Like he handled last December's snowfall so well. The one that left every one stranded before Christmas. LOL!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

15 posted on 06/12/2007 1:09:12 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: AlaskaErik
I'm one of the 30 percent who doesn't think there's a problem. Why, it rained today here in Colorado. The 70 percenters are born idiots ready to believe just about any hokum that comes down the pike.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

16 posted on 06/12/2007 1:11:00 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: poobear

PING!


17 posted on 06/12/2007 1:11:13 PM PDT by goarmy ("The Washington Post was a little more sophisticated with their ignorance." -Michael Steele)
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To: goldstategop
I live in mountain Colorado. No crime to worry about. I felt unsafe in the crowded metropolis. Why live with extra costs I can avoid?

I hear ya :)

18 posted on 06/12/2007 1:12:17 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: goarmy

The quickest way to cut pollution in the Denver area would be close the airport. Between the taxiing planes, the ground equipment, and the vehicular traffic around the airport, it’s going to be about the largest source of pollution in the area.


19 posted on 06/12/2007 1:28:53 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: PAR35

“The quickest way to cut pollution in the Denver area would be close the airport. Between the taxiing planes, the ground equipment, and the vehicular traffic around the airport, it’s going to be about the largest source of pollution in the area.”

Locating DIA near the Kansas border didn’t help matters.


20 posted on 06/12/2007 1:34:43 PM PDT by goarmy ("The Washington Post was a little more sophisticated with their ignorance." -Michael Steele)
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To: DanielRedfoot

We will take things away from you for the greater good.


21 posted on 06/12/2007 7:55:15 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: AlaskaErik

“It’s just like the Arab countries. To divert attention from their squalid domestic situation, Arab leaders bring out the Jewish boogie man to whip the masses into anti-Israeli hysteria.”

OUCH!!


22 posted on 06/12/2007 7:56:22 PM PDT by poobear (Pure democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what's for dinner. God save the Republic!)
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To: goarmy

“Many of the calls were from people accusing the city of embracing a radical environmental agenda.”

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For many years I thought this lack of reason (by the local government) was the altitude. ?!

I am now back at 10’ above sea level. ?!

Life’s a beach! Love, poobear


23 posted on 06/12/2007 8:07:00 PM PDT by poobear (Pure democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what's for dinner. God save the Republic!)
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To: mewzilla

No, no, you have it all wrong! Since people cause pollution, then the greater number of murders is a good thing. Apparently, you are not a Progressive.


24 posted on 06/12/2007 8:12:50 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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