Opponents of new state legislation that would charge for plastic shopping bags in New Hampshire contend it will be a burden on consumers and retailers.
Gov. Phil Scott announced more than $1 million in state money for six organizations that have led in technological innovation when it comes to reducing phosphorus content in waste streams.
It’s generally harmless when politicians make extravagant promises about things they say they can make happen 30 years from now, when most of them will be dead. But let’s examine just what steps the nations of the world would have to take to achieve that global 2050 net-zero target.
The Coventry landfill on the state’s northern border has been in an ongoing conflict with environmentalists over the years, but now there’s finally some agreement with at least one of the dump’s main opponents.
Gov. Phil Scott at a press conference Thursday addressed the issue of a regional climate initiative, saying he would not support any form of a carbon tax.
“There comes a time you have to wean yourself off. When you’re paying out more than you are receiving. It’s not a good market approach,” Gov. Scott said. “It was a great incentive to jumpstart the renewable sector.”
Prominent Democrats, such as Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez, have stressed the idea that climate change may soon cause the world to end.
ExxonMobil’s attorney spared no expense in his closing arguments Thursday explaining why he believes New York’s attorney general’s climate lawsuit targeting the company is tantamount to a political hit job.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey retweeted links to a report signed by more than 11,000 scientists who argue that the population “must be stabilized — and, ideally, gradually reduced — within a framework that ensures social integrity.”
Following through with the Obama administration’s commitments would impose clear economic harm on the U.S. by driving energy prices higher — and that’s just a small part of the overall cost. Americans would pay more for food, health care, education, clothes, and more.
“That’s why I am announcing a new proposal designed to rapidly phase out gas-powered vehicles and replace them with zero-emission, or ‘clean,’ vehicles like electric cars,” Schumer wrote after suggesting scientists agree that climate change represents an imminent threat to the U.S.