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How Cap and Tax Will Hurt Virginia


Posted by Todd Hollenbeck on Tuesday, October 20th, 2009, 9:31 AM PERMALINK


In our continuing, daily, state by state, look at the financial impact of the Waxman-Markey Cap and Trade Tax Bill, we will show you the projected losses in Gross State Product, Personal Income, and Non- Farm Jobs in Virginia.

Detailed information on this and other energy taxes can be found in the Americans for Tax Reform Energy Tax Analysis, May 2009.
Virginia:
 
According to a study by Karen Campbell, Ph.D. and David Kreutzer, Ph.D. at the Heritage Foundation, Virginia will suffer the following losses in 2012 as a result of Cap and Tax: 
  • A decline in Gross State Product of $3,812,700,000
  • Total Personal Income Loss of $5,683,580,000
  • Non-Farm Job losses of 42,414 
An update to the Heritage Foundation’s study further shows an: 
  • Increase in Electricity Prices from 2012-2035 of $532.18 per household.
  • Increase in Gas Prices from 2012-2035 of $0.64 per gallon. 
Contact your Senators today and tell them to VOTE NO on the Waxman-Markey Energy Tax.
Senator Mark R. Warner: (202) 224-2023
Senator Jim Webb: (202) 224-4024

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Not Evil Just Wrong World Premiere Last Night


Posted by Todd Hollenbeck on Monday, October 19th, 2009, 11:59 AM PERMALINK


Last night was the World Premiere of the documentary Not Evil, Just Wrong: The True Cost of Global Warming Hysteria. The film bypassed the Hollywood studio system, and went for a grassroots world-wide simultaneous premiere. People attended over 6,000 screening in 27 countries and watched the film either on DVDs they purchased from the filmmakers, or on a free live video stream. The total numbers are not in yet, but the filmmakers expect this to be a world record for the largest world premiere of a feature length film. 

The Heritage Foundation hosted the film last night and followed with a panel discussion moderated by Andrew Breitbart, that included Richard Lindzen, a professor of meteorology at MIT; Donald Roberts, professor emeritus of tropical health in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; and John Fund, an author and columnist at the Wall Street Journal. The discussion can be seen on the Heritage blog

Photo Credit: Greener Horizon Films ltd.

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How Cap and Tax will Hurt Vermont


Posted by Todd Hollenbeck on Monday, October 19th, 2009, 10:22 AM PERMALINK


In our continuing, daily, state by state, look at the financial impact of the Waxman-Markey Cap and Trade Tax Bill, we will show you the projected losses in Gross State Product, Personal Income, and Non- Farm Jobs in Vermont.  

Detailed information on this and other energy taxes can be found in the Americans for Tax Reform Energy Tax Analysis, May 2009.  
Vermont:
 
According to a study by Karen Campbell, Ph.D. and David Kreutzer, Ph.D. at the Heritage Foundation, Vermont will suffer the following losses in 2012 as a result of Cap and Tax: 
  • A decline in Gross State Product of $282,050,000
  • Total Personal Income Loss of $411,530,000
  • Non-Farm Job losses of 3,825 
An update to the Heritage Foundation’s study further shows an: 
  • Increase in Electricity Prices from 2012-2035 of $670.20 per household.
  • Increase in Gas Prices from 2012-2035 of $0.62 per gallon. 
Contact your Senators today and tell them to VOTE NO on the Waxman-Markey Energy Tax.
Senator Patrick J. Leahy: (202) 224-4242
Senator Bernard Sanders: (202) 224-5141

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How Cap and Tax Will Hurt Utah


Posted by Todd Hollenbeck on Friday, October 16th, 2009, 9:42 AM PERMALINK


In our continuing, daily, state by state, look at the financial impact of the Waxman-Markey Cap and Trade Tax Bill, we will show you the projected losses in Gross State Product, Personal Income, and Non- Farm Jobs in Utah.  

Detailed information on this and other energy taxes can be found in the Americans for Tax Reform Energy Tax Analysis, May 2009.
Utah:
 
According to a study by Karen Campbell, Ph.D. and David Kreutzer, Ph.D. at the Heritage Foundation, Utah will suffer the following losses in 2012 as a result of Cap and Tax: 
  • A decline in Gross State Product of $1,214,250,000
  • Total Personal Income Loss of $1,410,270,000
  • Non-Farm Job losses of 14,874 
An update to the Heritage Foundation’s study further shows an: 
  • Increase in Electricity Prices from 2012-2035 of $415.26 per household.
  • Increase in Gas Prices from 2012-2035 of $0.61 per gallon. 
Contact your Senators today and tell them to VOTE NO on the Waxman-Markey Energy Tax.
Senator Robert F. Bennett: (202) 224-5444
Senator Orrin G. Hatch: (202) 224-5251 

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How Cap and Tax Will Hurt Texas


Posted by Todd Hollenbeck on Wednesday, October 14th, 2009, 12:49 PM PERMALINK


In our continuing, daily, state by state, look at the financial impact of the Waxman-Markey Cap and Trade Tax Bill, we will show you the projected losses in Gross State Product, Personal Income, and Non- Farm Jobs in Texas.  

Detailed information on this and other energy taxes can be found in the Americans for Tax Reform Energy Tax Analysis, May 2009.
Texas:
 
According to a study by Karen Campbell, Ph.D. and David Kreutzer, Ph.D. at the Heritage Foundation, Texas will suffer the following losses in 2012 as a result of Cap and Tax: 
  • A decline in Gross State Product of $3,812,700,000
  • Total Personal Income Loss of $5,683,580,000
  • Non-Farm Job losses of 42,414 
An update to the Heritage Foundation’s study further shows an: 
  • Increase in Electricity Prices from 2012-2035 of $532.18 per household.
  • Increase in Gas Prices from 2012-2035 of $0.64 per gallon. 
Contact your Senators today and tell them to VOTE NO on the Waxman-Markey Energy Tax.
Senator John Cornyn: (202) 224-2934
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison: (202) 224-5922

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How Cap and Tax will Hurt Tennessee


Posted by Todd Hollenbeck on Tuesday, October 13th, 2009, 9:48 AM PERMALINK


In our continuing, daily, state by state, look at the financial impact of the Waxman-Markey Cap and Trade Tax Bill, we will show you the projected losses in Gross State Product, Personal Income, and Non- Farm Jobs in Tennessee. 

Detailed information on this and other energy taxes can be found in the Americans for Tax Reform Energy Tax Analysis, May 2009
Tennessee:
 
According to a study by Karen Campbell, Ph.D. and David Kreutzer, Ph.D. at the Heritage Foundation, Tennessee will suffer the following losses in 2012 as a result of Cap and Tax: 
  • A decline in Gross State Product of $2,802,590,000
  • Total Personal Income Loss of $3,630,690,000
  • Non-Farm Job losses of 30,514 
An update to the Heritage Foundation’s study further shows an: 
  • Increase in Electricity Prices from 2012-2035 of $669.42 per household.
  • Increase in Gas Prices from 2012-2035 of $0.61 per gallon. 
Contact your Senators today and tell them to VOTE NO on the Waxman-Markey Energy Tax.
Senator Lamar Alexander: (202) 224-4944
Senator Bob Corker: (202) 224-3344 

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Al Gore Finally Takes Questions... Too Bad He Doesn't Answer Them


Posted by Todd Hollenbeck on Monday, October 12th, 2009, 12:59 PM PERMALINK


Last Friday, Al Gore addressed The Society of Environmental Journalists at their conference in Madison, WI about Global Warming (or climate change or whatever else they want to call it this week). Perhaps assuming the crowd was sympathetic to his position, Gore uncharacteristically agreed to take questions. However, Gore did not count on Phelim McAleer asking a difficult question. McAleer, director of the upcoming documentary Not Evil, Just Wrong, asked Gore a question about the nine significant errors in the film identified in a British court case. Gore dodged the question, and when McAleer followed up trying to get a straight answer, the “Journalists” cut his microphone to save Gore from having to explain the errors.   

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How Cap and Tax will Hurt South Carolina


Posted by Todd Hollenbeck on Monday, October 12th, 2009, 11:26 AM PERMALINK


In our continuing, daily, state by state, look at the financial impact of the Waxman-Markey Cap and Trade Tax Bill, we will show you the projected losses in Gross State Product, Personal Income, and Non- Farm Jobs in South Carolina. 

Detailed information on this and other energy taxes can be found in the Americans for Tax Reform Energy Tax Analysis, May 2009
South Carolina:
 
According to a study by Karen Campbell, Ph.D. and David Kreutzer, Ph.D. at the Heritage Foundation, South Carolina will suffer the following losses in 2012 as a result of Cap and Tax: 
  • A decline in Gross State Product of $1,756,350,000.
  • Total Personal Income Loss of $2,430,580,000.
  • Non-Farm Job losses of 23,482. 
An update to the Heritage Foundation’s study further shows an: 
  • Increase in Electricity Prices from 2012-2035 of $706.46 per household.
  • Increase in Gas Prices from 2012-2035 of $0.60 per gallon. 
Contact your Senators today and tell them to VOTE NO on the Waxman-Markey Energy Tax.
Senator Jim DeMint: (202) 224-6121
Senator Lindsey Graham: (202) 224-5972 
 
**UPDATE** Senator Graham Co-Authored an Op-Ed In the New York Times with Senator Kerry this weekend in support of the Boxer-Kerry Energy Tax. Sentor Graham supports the National Evergy Tax as well asprotectionism, “ we should consider a border tax on items produced in countries that avoid these standards,” and price controls, “The central element is the establishment of a floor and a ceiling for the cost of emission allowances.”
 
Contact Senator Graham and urge him to rethink his disasterous policies.

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How Cap and Tax Will Hurt South Dakota


Posted by Todd Hollenbeck on Monday, October 12th, 2009, 10:08 AM PERMALINK


In our continuing, daily, state by state, look at the financial impact of the Waxman-Markey Cap and Trade Tax Bill, we will show you the projected losses in Gross State Product, Personal Income, and Non- Farm Jobs in South Dakota.

Detailed information on this and other energy taxes can be found in the Americans for Tax Reform Energy Tax Analysis, May 2009.
South Dakota:
 
According to a study by Karen Campbell, Ph.D. and David Kreutzer, Ph.D. at the Heritage Foundation, South Dakota will suffer the following losses in 2012 as a result of Cap and Tax: 
  • A decline in Gross State Product of $389,980,000.
  • Total Personal Income Loss of $508,490,000.
  • Non-Farm Job losses of 4,489. 
An update to the Heritage Foundation’s study further shows an: 
  • Increase in Electricity Prices from 2012-2035 of $508.08 per household.
  • Increase in Gas Prices from 2012-2035 of $0.65 per gallon. 
Contact your Senators today and tell them to VOTE NO on the Waxman-Markey Energy Tax.
Senator Tim Johnson: (202) 224-5842
Senator John Thune: (202) 224-2321

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Boxer's Committee Staffers Are Jumping Ship


Posted by Todd Hollenbeck on Thursday, October 8th, 2009, 12:35 PM PERMALINK


The New York Times reports that several high profile and long time staffers to Miss Boxer’s (sorry Senator Boxer, Barbie hate’s when you forget that) Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) have resigned since she took over. The most recent resignation is Joe Goffman. Goffman is one of the leading experts on environmental legislation and was key member of the EPW in 1989-90 when the Senate passed amendments to the Clean Air Act establishing a cap-and-trade system on sulfur dioxide pollution.

Sources on and off Capitol Hill told the New York Times that responsibilities were being passed to junior staff members rather than to the more experienced Goffman. Goffman and Boxer’s offices did not comment to The Times about the resignations.

Since taking her position as Chairwoman of the EPW several staffers have resigned to other positions. Eric Thu, left last month to go to the lobbying group Capitol Solutions. Erik Olson resigned last November after almost two years as deputy staff director and general council. Several members who have quit have been on the committee since Senator Jim Jeffords was the chairman from 2001-06. Mary Francis-Repko left to become House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer’s top aide, and Michael Goo left in September 2007 and worked with Rep. Ed Markey on the House version of the Cap and Trade Energy Tax.  
 
With so many key experts jumping ship, one has to wonder what is going on in Senator Boxer’s committee. As one Democratic staffer told The New York Times “It'd be very odd for the chief health care person to leave the Health Committee or the Finance Committee a couple weeks before they were supposed to mark up their bill.” It is obvious that Senator Boxer is quickly losing control of her bill and should not be trusted to handle such a major piece of legislation. 

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