All these years we’ve been told that pursuit of a cap-and-trade plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is necessary to address a global warming problem. But the climate part is often ignored in the regulation-loving Left’s arguments, and it’s seemed they want to reduce gases like carbon dioxide without an ultimate purpose (other than to kill the fossil fuel industries they hate).
Now the truth has been revealed, as state legislators debate a bill that would remove New Hampshire from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a cap-and-trade agreement among the Northeastern states. According to an Associated Press report about a committee hearing over the bill:
State Rep. Andrew Manuse, a Derry Republican and bill co-sponsor, argued the law is hurting, not helping New Hampshire’s economy….Any benefit from New Hampshire’s emissions reductions is nullified by growing emissions in other countries, he said.
State Air Resources Director Robert Scott testified that the program was never intended to solve the climate change problem. When the program was established, the Legislature intended for it to be revisited to see if it was working, he said.
So there you have it: Even a top state air quality regulator admits that GHG programs do not exist to address global warming. If they do not solve a problem, then there is no reason to have them.