Inconvenient Aspects of the CLCPA

Thomas Sowell points out differences between those on the right and left. According to Sowell, the left believes: “there is nothing in human nature that would cause us to be unhappy. It’s the fact that we have the wrong institutions.”  This as opposed to the right who believes: “Man is flawed from Day One, and that there are no solutions, there are only trade-offs. And whatever you do to deal with man’s flaws, it creates another problem.”

This page documents inconvenient trade-offs in the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.

CLCPA Environmental Justice Tradeoffs January 26, 2021: Environmental Justice concerns about air quality impacts from peaking power plants ignore that the energy storage and renewable energy alternatives proposed cause much greater environmental impacts associated with rare earth metal mining and processing.

CLCPA State of Climate Science May 4, 2021: The rationale that the CLCPA is needed because of a climate emergency don’t stand up to scrutiny and the potential effect of potential reductions is too small to measure even if the rest of the world does not continue to increase their emissions.

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