Tag: natural gas
As a nation, the United States reduced its carbon emissions by 2 percent from last year. Over the past 14 years, our carbon emissions are down more than 10 percent. On a per-unit-of-GDP basis, U.S. carbon emissions are down by closer to 20 percent.
Western Colorado is on life support. Businesses are closing – between the 4th Quarter of 2008 and the 4th quarter of 2012, Mesa County experienced a net loss of 620 businesses – unemployment is high (up from 3.8% in 2008 to 7% in 2013 – an increase of over 80%), our labor pool has all but disappeared, and the need for public assistance is straining local and state resources. These are not empty claims; the data I am including supports each statement.
I can’t wait for this excellent legislation to be passed and then implemented. I will enjoy the contentious duels between teacher’s unions and environmentalist wackos, all to be played out in the gladiatorial arenas of America’s vast energy reserves. I will be rooting for the kids. I want them to have the best education that energy leases can buy.