Skip to comments.Romney bragged About Emissions Controls in a 2003 letter to NY Gov. George Pataki.
Posted on 04/04/2012 10:17:55 AM PDT by gwgn02
In 2003, then-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney sent a letter to New York Gov. George Pataki accepting his invitation to discuss a regional cap-and-trade group. ""Thank you for you invitation to embark on a cooperative northeast process to reduct the power plant pollution that is harming our climate. I concur that climate change is beginning to effect our natural resources and that now is the time to take action towards climate protection," Romney said in the letter, adding, "I believe that our joint work to create a flexible market-based regional cap and trade system could serve as an effective approach to meeting these goals." The Pataki letter, obtained from a Democratic source, details Romney's support for cleaning up his state's most polluting power plants, in addition to an enthusiastic embrace of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative concept. Romney backed out of the cooperative the same day he announced that he would not run for reelection as he planned to run for president. As detailed by The Wall Street Journal, the decision was just one of a host of policy shifts in 2005 coinciding with Romney's look to higher office. Weeks earlier Romney had called it "good business," and later "a great thing for the Commonwealth," The Boston Globe reported at the time. The Romney campaign notes that he has spoken out about his decision before, and says his decision to abandon the regional cap-and-trade program came about when he decided it would be too costly for consumers and businesses. New York invited the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to participate in the RGGI discussion, but, at the conclusion of those discussions, Gov. Romney refused to sign the agreement because he felt there were inadequate protections for businesses and consumers, said Romney spokesperson Andrea Saul.
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Worst possible case, Romney is educable. Bork obunga by way of contrast is a committed idealogue who no amount of evidence, proof, or anything else would have any effect on. We could easily survive four or even eight years of a Romney administration. Four more years of Bork, and there will be no pieces for anybody to try to pick up or put back together, the next dark age will have started in earnest.
Romney will not be president.
We can survive? What’s wrong with you? No conservative can vote for Mitt Romney without selling out. This is a candidate that implemented homosexual marriage, pushed cap and trade, and is the father of health care mandates. On every major issue he has a record as a liberal. The ‘logic’ you have to use to justify him is tortorous.
So you are going to vote for BHO????
Yeah, but he’ll deliver a really sincere, impressive concession speech.
No, you idiot. I’m going to prey for this to go to the floor of the convention..short of that focus on Congress. Romney agrees with O on every major issue.
"Survive" the Republican party, not Democrats, being responsible for onerous global warming cap-and-trade regulation? Survive the Republican party, not Democrats, being responsible for nationalized health care? Survive the Republican party, not Democrats, going to bat for the homosexual agenda where people are punished as "immoral" for refusing to endorse and embrace open homosexuality in their kids' schools, their workplaces, their civic clubs, their businesses, and their communities?
FRiend, four or even eight years of Romney would destroy completely the Republican party as any kind of stronghold against all those things that make liberalism poison to freedom.
After four or eight years of Romney, the center would be pushed so much farther left that the Democrat president to follow would make Obama look harmless -- just as Obama made Clinton look like Opie Taylor. How will America srvive four or eight years of a Democrat who makes Obama look like John Birch? Because if history tells us anything, it tells us THAT is what would follow a Republican Romney adminstration.
The real truth: Obama and Romney are equally treacherous and dangerous to our future. The only good thing about Obama is that he's a Democrat, and Republicans can fight democrats.