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O'Malley crafts stricter plan to fight climate change
Baltimore Sun ^ | July 24, 2013 | Erin Cox and Timothy B. Wheeler

Posted on 07/25/2013 6:27:56 AM PDT by kevcol

The O'Malley administration's aggressive new plan to fight climate change calls for Maryland residents to further cut their energy use or face higher monthly utility bills.

The plan, to be released Thursday by Gov. Martin O'Malley, also requires that more of the state's electricity come from renewable sources by 2020.

Maryland's goals for reducing greenhouse gases are among the most ambitious in the nation.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: globalwarming; globullwarming; greenpolice; omalley
Electricity rates are expected to rise as the state uses more renewable sources, but state officials said higher electric bills could be offset by using less electricity through energy-efficient appliances, switching off lights in empty rooms, setting the thermostat a little higher in the summer, plugging air leaks in homes or upgrading insulation, among other techniques.


reminds me of this:


1 posted on 07/25/2013 6:27:56 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol
Maryland's goals for reducing greenhouse gases bringing about skyrocketing utility prices for its citizens are among the most ambitious in the nation.

There, fixed it.

2 posted on 07/25/2013 6:31:59 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: kevcol
Word is O'Malley wants to run for president in 2016.

He needs all the leftist street cred he can get.

3 posted on 07/25/2013 6:32:14 AM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: kevcol

Considering O’Malley is officially brain dead I’m amazed that he continues to screw us folks here in Maryland.

This is part of his environmental special interest support for when he runs for BO’s position.

O’Malley is to Maryland what Bloomberg is to New York.


4 posted on 07/25/2013 6:32:21 AM PDT by maddog55 (America Rising.... Civil War II)
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To: kevcol

Green is the new Red. h/t Mark Levin


5 posted on 07/25/2013 6:32:51 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: maddog55

as a resident of Illinois, where the three scariest words in IL political history are “Governor. Pat. Quinn.” - you have my sympathy. Our Gov. is a bumbler but at least he’s not sleazy and corrupt like his two predecessors. Seems to me O’Malley and Blago would have lots to talk about...


6 posted on 07/25/2013 6:35:30 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: kevcol

And there’s not a person in the these idiot’s administration that could pass even a freshmen level “science for poets” course.


7 posted on 07/25/2013 6:38:36 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Hoodat

He runs a pipsqueak nothing state that would rank lower in national attention than Vermont or Rhode Island were it not for its ability to leach off of the Federal Government.


8 posted on 07/25/2013 6:39:11 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: kevcol

This liberal hypocrite rides in limousines, uses private jets and is never without air conditioning. People of Maryland deserve to suffer for electing dopey Democrats.


9 posted on 07/25/2013 6:42:22 AM PDT by allendale
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To: kevcol

Basic rule of all economic activity - if there is a lower-priced alternative to what has been a staple source of some particular goods or services, then the lower-priced alternative will be adopted, and the higher-priced source of goods or services will be phased out.

Or so it is in a demand economy. In a command economy, the chosen source is put forth as the “only” source, and all competing alternatives will either be prohibited, or taxed at such levels, as to make the one remaining source the only option. As in other systems where the choices are limited, the quality and availability of the single source declines until it is either almost useless, or its continued drain finally forces its abandonment because of the ensuing chaos.

Supposedly in answer to the cry of the urban poor of Paris demanding bread, the response that Marie Antoinette offered was, “Oh, Louis, Louis, give them cake.” This was probably a myth, but the point the propagandists were trying to make, was that the ruling class was callous and totally unaware of realities.

As if cake were a substitute for bread.

Now we have Michelle in the White Hut giving us similar advice, and THAT is on tape, not a myth.


10 posted on 07/25/2013 6:44:33 AM PDT by alloysteel (Unattended children will be given a Red Bull and a free Kazoo. Reminds me of Congress...)
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To: kevcol
O’Malley? Oh, My!
11 posted on 07/25/2013 6:47:13 AM PDT by JPG (Obama Does Egypt.)
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To: kevcol
I wonder if questions will come back regarding this . . .

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1339150/posts

12 posted on 07/25/2013 7:15:06 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Hoodat

Apparently Maryland wants to beat California as the first state to declare bankruptcy since Michigan.


13 posted on 07/25/2013 7:30:46 AM PDT by anoldafvet
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To: allendale
People of Maryland deserve to suffer for electing dopey Democrats.

The only problem is that we can't make them stay. Marylanders have now taken over NoVa. They escaped the high taxes of Maryland to settle in the freer and more affordable confines of Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties, except now they have turned those counties into Maryland, Jr. Blow up the bridges crossing the Potomac, and ship all non-Virginians out of NoVa, and then we can talk about making Marylanders suffer.

14 posted on 07/25/2013 7:35:35 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: kevcol

Madness!


15 posted on 07/25/2013 7:37:32 AM PDT by sauron ("Truth is hate to those who hate Truth" --unknown)
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To: Hoodat
Blow up the bridges crossing the Potomac, and ship all non-Virginians out of NoVa, and then we can talk about making Marylanders suffer.

Please wait till I escape before you blow up the Bridges. I promise I won't move into NoVA, it's too crowded for me.

16 posted on 07/25/2013 7:47:44 AM PDT by rllngrk33 (Things will continue getting worse until at least January 2016.)
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To: kevcol
Gov. Martin O'Malley is Roman Catholic. He's faithfully following the teachings of his church.

Faithful Stewards of God's Creation:

A Catholic Resource for Environmental Justice and Climate Change
http://old.usccb.org/sdwp/ejp/climate/index.shtml

Global Climate Change 2010
February 2010
http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/environment/global-climate-change-2010.cfm

17 posted on 07/25/2013 8:18:10 AM PDT by haffast (Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all. -Abe Lincoln)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Actually, green has always been the gory violent fringe of the red.
Look up the Khmer Rouge.


18 posted on 07/25/2013 8:32:48 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: haffast
Centuries-old trees destroyed as rainforest is chopped down for Pope's visit to Brazil (edit)
Daily Mail - UK ^ | UPDATED: 02:56 EST, 15 July 2013 | Matt Roper
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3043541/posts
19 posted on 07/25/2013 8:36:23 AM PDT by haffast (Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all. -Abe Lincoln)
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To: kevcol

The error in judgement results

from failure to realize that climate change can not be fought. At best all that can be happen is that climate change fighters will be salaried.

The Democrat party is a criminal enterprise


20 posted on 07/25/2013 10:01:05 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: kevcol; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; Bigg Red; ...

Maryland: dumb people electing dumb governors.

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


21 posted on 07/26/2013 5:47:09 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I don't always vote, but when I do, I SURE AS HELL DON'T VOTE DEMOCRAT!)
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To: Slyfox

I think Owe’Malley torpedoed his Presidential chances when he signed the new gun control bill into law.


22 posted on 07/26/2013 5:47:44 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I don't always vote, but when I do, I SURE AS HELL DON'T VOTE DEMOCRAT!)
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To: allendale

The problem with that sentiment is that “the rain falls on the just and the unjust alike.” I certainly did not vote for this idiot.


23 posted on 07/26/2013 5:49:36 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I don't always vote, but when I do, I SURE AS HELL DON'T VOTE DEMOCRAT!)
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To: Hoodat
Blow up the bridges crossing the Potomac

I'm a conservative in Maryland. Eventually, when the time comes round, I'll swim to Virginia on my way to Texas if I have to.

By the way, I simply can't understand how all these blue-staters, having suffered in their blue states, can move into red states and then try to turn them blue. It just seems so dumb of them. Such migrations are almost parasitic in nature.

24 posted on 07/26/2013 5:54:06 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I don't always vote, but when I do, I SURE AS HELL DON'T VOTE DEMOCRAT!)
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