Maryland, As the Lights Grow Dim

By February 19, 2008Energy, Global Warming

More on Maryland Gov. O’Malley’s support for a vast new regulatory scheme to penalize those who emit carbon dioxide. From The Sun:

The legislation, which is scheduled to be considered by a state Senate committee today, would impose a 25 percent cut in greenhouse gases from all industries in Maryland by 2020 and a 90 percent cut by 2050.

From Steven Malloy, Junk Science columnist and Fox News contributor, a February 7th column:

The lights may soon go out in Washington, D.C. — and it could happen where you live, too.

“Electric power has already become painfully expensive in Washington and its suburbs. Now, local utilities, say, it could become something even worse: scarce,” The Washington Post reported this week.

Maryland, for example, may face rolling blackouts as early as 2011 or 2012 on summer days.

The core of the problem is that the region’s ability to meet its ever-increasing demand for electricity is being short-circuited by environmental activists who are doing everything they can to make it as difficult as possible to generate and transmit power.

Malloy adds: “The environmentalists’ new tactic in their war against our meeting our basic energy needs focuses on coal-burning power plants, which are at the top of the list of carbon dioxide emitters.”

But the list is very long.

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