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Gov. Deval Patrick announces $52 million in state funding to combat effects of climate change
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Posted on 01/14/2014 5:52:41 PM PST by matt04

Gov. Deval Patrick on Tuesday announced $52 million in state funding to help cities and towns combat the effects of climate change.

The single largest piece of the funding will be $40 million in municipal grants given to cities and towns to make their energy infrastructure more resilient using clean energy technology. There will also be $10 million for coastal infrastructure and dam repair and $2 million for a variety of other projects.

Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Richard Sullivan, of Westfield, said the money will be spread out across the state. The grants will be available to cities and towns to develop ways to maintain power and communications at police and fire stations, hospitals, emergency shelters and strategic gas stations.

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"As we've seen in Western Massachusetts, with the tornado and the ice storms, you can have serious weather events across the commonwealth," Sullivan said. "This program is going to be very regionally diverse and will absolutely include work in Western Massachusetts."

The Legislature in 2007 and 2008 passed several bills requiring state government to address climate change by reducing greenhouses gases. Patrick's announcement on Tuesday, which was made at the New England Aquarium in Boston, focused on responding to the effects of climate change by preparing the state's transportation, utilities and other infrastructure to deal with more extreme weather.

Dwayne Breger, director of the division of renewable and alternative energy development at the state's Department of Energy Resources, said the municipal grants will allow cities and towns to tap into existing commercially available technology, including photovoltaics, solar panels and batteries for energy storage, to power emergency services, shelters and elderly housing even if the electrical grid goes down.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: boston; climatechangefraud; deval; devalpatrick; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; massachusetts
Dwayne Breger, director of the division of renewable and alternative energy development at the state's Department of Energy Resources, said the municipal grants will allow cities and towns to tap into existing commercially available technology, including photovoltaics, solar panels and batteries for energy storage, to power emergency services, shelters and elderly housing even if the electrical grid goes down.

Uh, they do know in a emergency you need power at police stations, fire stations, etc. all day, not just when they sun is shining. Right? Kinda like the generators they have for such a occasion, already in place.

1 posted on 01/14/2014 5:52:41 PM PST by matt04
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To: matt04

Someone’s making money.


2 posted on 01/14/2014 5:53:19 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: matt04

My family lives in Taxachusetts, I am pretty sure they are all laughing hysterically.


3 posted on 01/14/2014 5:55:41 PM PST by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: matt04

4 posted on 01/14/2014 5:57:27 PM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: matt04

Scam!


5 posted on 01/14/2014 5:58:35 PM PST by plainshame
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To: matt04

$52 Million to see if ice melts outside during summer.
And the fools just keep taking it in the....well, you know.


6 posted on 01/14/2014 6:01:22 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: matt04

Just doling out the payoffs to his donors.


7 posted on 01/14/2014 6:01:24 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: matt04

This requires a Gumpism: “Stupid is as Stupid does”.


8 posted on 01/14/2014 6:02:40 PM PST by 230FMJ (...from my cold, dead, fingers.)
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To: matt04

The parrot is dead.

Not sleeping, not still, dead.


9 posted on 01/14/2014 6:03:10 PM PST by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: matt04

Theft, plain and simple. You cannot steal the money until you allocate it to some fraudulent project.


10 posted on 01/14/2014 6:03:36 PM PST by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: matt04
Boston radio station was giddy -- their pronunciation: "Deval Patrick is giving $50M to cities and towns of MA!!!"

I'm thinking -- "Where'd the money come from? The cities and towns of MA, of course." It's simple redistribution and the vote buying.

11 posted on 01/14/2014 6:03:46 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Anti-Complacency League! Baby!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Let me guess, towns that voted form him will get more money than others. The money they get will be spent on something completely unrelated to “climate change.”


12 posted on 01/14/2014 6:07:35 PM PST by matt04
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To: facedown

Mini me is a disciple of 0, need I say more?

This whole state is corrupt to the nth degree.


13 posted on 01/14/2014 6:08:38 PM PST by acapesket
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To: matt04

Looks like a windfall for the police and fire dept. unions.


14 posted on 01/14/2014 6:10:07 PM PST by 38special (For real, y'all.)
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To: hadaclueonce

Pining for the fjords?


15 posted on 01/14/2014 6:10:44 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: 230FMJ

thar’s solar shrimp, solar stake, solar stew...


16 posted on 01/14/2014 6:11:43 PM PST by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Isn’t all politics about money?

Seen any poor congresscritters lately?


17 posted on 01/14/2014 6:15:08 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: matt04

Coupe deVal is such an idiot!


18 posted on 01/14/2014 6:15:31 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: ilovesarah2012

This is pure thievery....based on a hoax.


19 posted on 01/14/2014 6:16:15 PM PST by abclily
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To: matt04

$52 million payoff to unions, friends and political support groups, plain and simple.


20 posted on 01/14/2014 6:17:03 PM PST by Dapper 26
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To: matt04

“As we’ve seen in Western Massachusetts, with the tornado and the ice storms,”


This is the area where Devil has his estate.

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21 posted on 01/14/2014 6:21:07 PM PST by Mears
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To: plainshame
They would get a better return on their investment if they made the $52 million into rolls of toilet paper, wiped their asses with it and flushed it down the toilet. At least it would serve a purpose.
22 posted on 01/14/2014 6:22:58 PM PST by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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To: matt04

Wasting money gives me a chill.


23 posted on 01/14/2014 6:27:14 PM PST by Toddsterpatriot (Science is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: matt04

$52 million money to be laundered in Democrat projects and the media is wall to wall coverage of a traffic jam on a bridge.


24 posted on 01/14/2014 6:30:53 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: matt04
"As we've seen in Western Massachusetts, with the tornado and the ice storms, you can have serious weather events across the commonwealth," Sullivan said.

"Across the commonwealth" certainly make it seem like a vast area, doesn't it?

Here in Texas, we have relatively limited geographic areas that I would judge to be analogous to this "commonwealth" concept of which this fellow speaks.

We call them "counties."
25 posted on 01/14/2014 6:32:25 PM PST by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: ryan71

“Theft, plain and simple. You cannot steal the money until you allocate it to some fraudulent project.”

Boy, that is exactly what I was thinking only put so much more succinctly.


26 posted on 01/14/2014 6:46:25 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: ilovesarah2012

Next thing illumination change will become a problem and we will have to battle night and day.


27 posted on 01/14/2014 7:00:17 PM PST by billhilly (Has Pelosi read it yet?)
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To: matt04

Serves the fools of Massachusetts right for electing this dolt.


28 posted on 01/14/2014 7:10:25 PM PST by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: acapesket

Actually he’s more aligned with the Clinton Crime Family and a likely VP candidate for Hillary.


29 posted on 01/14/2014 7:12:16 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: matt04

If human-caused global warming were actually happening, that $55 Million wouldn’t amount to a fart in a tornado for stopping or even attenuating it..

Come to think of it, even though AGW IS NOT happening, it still won’t amount to a fart in a tornado. All it will do is line some well-placed libs’ pockets, not to mention the %$%$%$ that will find its way back to Patrick’s pockets....under the table, of course.


30 posted on 01/14/2014 7:14:36 PM PST by Tucker39 ("Having their conscience seared with a hot iron.")
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To: matt04
Gov. Deval Patrick announces $52 million in state funding to combat effects of climate change

How much funding to protect against attacks by unicorns?

31 posted on 01/14/2014 7:30:32 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: Beowulf9

Howie Carr (AM680-WRKO-Boston)did an update this afternoon about the latest political scandal in the Democrat “Hack-o-Rama” of Mass. This time the legislature was using the state Probation & Parole department as a source of pay-off jobs for Dem legislators. “If you vote DeLeo for Speaker of the House, we’ll get you wife/neighbor/nephew/etc a good paying job in P&P”. Now Deval just shoveled a new pot of payoff money to his local hacks so they can Save the Planet by hiring more friends and relatives in do-nothing jobs.


32 posted on 01/14/2014 7:46:33 PM PST by 230FMJ (...from my cold, dead, fingers.)
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To: matt04

We are all gonna DIE unless we spend $52 million taxpayer dollars with my cousins construction company.


33 posted on 01/14/2014 8:11:19 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: matt04

Gov. Deval Patrick announces $52 million in state funding to Naragansett and Pequot Tribes for rain-dances to combat effects of climate change


34 posted on 01/14/2014 8:13:48 PM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: matt04
it amazes me that Massachusetts has a 52 million dollar surplus that they can pis* away on an environmental scam

they must really have a great government to be able to afford this amount of money protecting their citizens from sunlight and snow.....the environment...

35 posted on 01/14/2014 8:34:28 PM PST by terycarl
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
We are all gonna DIE unless we spend $52 million taxpayer dollars with my cousins construction company.

VERY astute observation!!!

36 posted on 01/14/2014 8:41:31 PM PST by terycarl
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Graft.


37 posted on 01/14/2014 8:44:15 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: terycarl

not unless the cuz is italian, and connected..


38 posted on 01/14/2014 10:09:18 PM PST by RitchieAprile
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To: Proud2BeRight

This is the reality of the $52 million. Basically, you get ten to fifteen medium-sized projects....likely $1 million to $6 million in size. If you look at solar panel pricing...you can figure that a dozen-odd state-owned buildings around the state will get the panels, and maybe another forty associated buildings (schools, gyms, libraries, etc). And that’s the end of the $52 million.

The solar panel dealer? I’d guess that three or four business operations are at the heart of this...all owned by Democratic contributors, and the price level will be 110-percent...meaning ten percent of this will go back to some Democratic candidate or such. So figure that five million will be funneled into the pockets of a helpful political figure.

Helping much? No. The competence level of the solar power installation folks has really slipped in the last decade....with a bunch of fly-by-night guys who do a marginal two-star job, and leave a barely functioning system at the hands of the customer. As many stories that you can dig up these days...a quarter of them have problems. So I have doubts that this really turns out well.


39 posted on 01/14/2014 10:51:41 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: matt04

Enough morons in Massachusetts voted for this clown so they can suck up the consequences.


40 posted on 01/15/2014 6:40:38 AM PST by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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