On election day, when New Mexico elected a new Republican governor and a slew of new republican legislators, Gov. Richardson's environmental board, stacked in favor of the radical environmentalists, adopted mandatory cap and trade carbon rules that will cost the state an estimated 3 billion dollars and tens of thousands of jobs. During public meetings prior to the decision, citizens in all areas of the state attended to protest the draconian rules that would, in effect, take away good paying private industry jobs. Both Richardson's Lt. Gov (running for governor) and Republican Martinez (who won) were against the proposal. Even the ABQ Journal editorialized that it was a job killer.
The good news is that the new Republican governor will one way or another nullify the board action and the legislature hopefully will put a stop to this in the future unless the "settled" science shows it is a real problem and not a wealth redistribution and de-industrialization scheme.
See also this new thread:
New Mexico to Implement First-in-the-Nation Rules to Reduce GW Pollutants from Multiple Sectors
posted on 11/10/2010 11:01:05 AM PST
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