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Palin and Global Warming

By on 9.4.08 | 10:29AM

Obviously I have the worst timing in the world with all the celebration over the great speech last night, but I finally got through the public records I had obtained months ago from Alaska's Department of Conservation regarding Gov. Palin's Climate Change Sub-Cabinet. They produced a lengthy post: a blow-by-blow account (as much as I could put together with what I had to work with) -- with lots of links to the documents I obtained -- about the state's hiring of the global warming alarmist group Center for Climate Strategies to manage the Sub-Cabinet.

My conclusions: That yet another state (nearly half of them by now) have fallen victim to the temptation of hiring this activist, alarmist-funded group to ramrod through dozens of policy recommendations designed to raise taxes and costs of energy, and restrict individual freedoms like property rights. Also, the whole process of obtaining records from the state somewhat undermines the reputation of Gov. Palin as a tranparency-promoting reformer. Judge for yourself, though.

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