Saturday, July 07, 2007

Live Earth's groupies

Corporations are acting against their own interest so that they can be seen as "Earth friendly" and part of the big scene of the day. Some will have short-term gain in PR, but long-term damage. Some gain only by putting the burden on you.
Companies like Alcoa and Dupont expect that, in return for their support of global warming regulation, Congress will reward them by giving them free, but valuable emissions permits which the companies could then sell in the open market for huge profits. As USCAP says on its web site, its members want “rewards for early action.” But these rewards amount to nothing more than taxpayer-funded pork-barrel spending and global warming “earmarks.”
Pretty cheap. Via Steven Milloy's Junk Science at Fox News.

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