Kaine backs climate effortsThe year 2025. A demand for an 80% cut in emissions long after he's gone and unable to be held accountable for his silly decrees. Why not 110%, Tim? 220%? They are no less achievable than an 80% cut in
By Michael Sluss, The Roanoke Times
Richmond -- Gov. Tim Kaine on Thursday embraced a new, far-reaching target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and said he will seek additional funding for some environmental initiatives despite Virginia's severe budget shortfall.
Kaine told his Commission on Climate Change that he will support the panel's recommendation to pursue a more aggressive reduction in greenhouse gas emissions than his administration had originally proposed. The panel recommended that Virginia reduce emissions by 25 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050.
Kaine last year advanced a long-range energy plan that called for cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2025, but didn't go beyond that. He praised the panel for setting a further-reaching target. [link]
And another thing - this one far more important - being the typical Democrat, you find it to be your responsibility to dictate to the rest of us - including in particular the business community - how we are going to live our lives. This while your administration is in crisis for over-spending and under-revenuing. What's the latest number on that shortfall? $2.5 billion? And you're wasting our time on "climate change"? I don't blame you for wanting to change the subject, but is making silly pronouncements on global warming really part of the job duties and responsibilities of a governor, especially at a time when the finances we entrusted to you are in crisis?
Key word being RESPONSIBILITY.
Get OUR house in order, man. Then we'll talk.