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2009-06-08 -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Falling short of Kyoto goals, Boulder raises carbon tax
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Posted by Barbara Skolaut 2009-06-08 15:41|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [440 views ]  Top

#1 Idiots, Taxes never go down, only up.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2009-06-08 17:13||   2009-06-08 17:13|| Front Page Top

#2 Lower oxygen content at altitude. That HAS to be part of the reason.
Posted by Whiskey Mike 2009-06-08 17:28||   2009-06-08 17:28|| Front Page Top

#3 Energy Efficiency isn't too bad, as long as it's not at the expense of time efficiency.

Also taxation just Redistributes pollution (even if you believe plant food is a poison). It won't actually lower pollution unless it's hypothecated into used to subsidise pollution removal activities.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2009-06-08 18:07||   2009-06-08 18:07|| Front Page Top

#4 Questions: How long before the 'suggestions' the two dorks make become 'requirements under law'? (at the homeowner's expense of course.)

And how much carbon emissions will the Truck produce? Considering even an electric truck causes CO2 emissions at the power plant - and lets not forget the CO2 emitted during the production of the batteries.
Posted by CrazyFool 2009-06-08 19:14||   2009-06-08 19:14|| Front Page Top

#5 two techs and a truck

Is that like a couple of Chicago politicos and a bus?
Posted by Skunky Glins 5***">Skunky Glins 5***  2009-06-08 21:12||   2009-06-08 21:12|| Front Page Top

#6 i grew up near the peoples republic of boulder when i was a kid.

this tax is nothing... not even up to the level of background noise. they have a department attached to gettng a building permit where they make sure you have enough big windows in each room. supposedly to save on lighting costs. but in the mountains in the winter, you loose more heat through the windows than you would save by not lighting the room for the few hours a day the sun is shining while you are home.

they used to have safety inspections for bicycles and would write you a ticket if they nabbed you.
Posted by abu do you love ">abu do you love  2009-06-08 22:02||   2009-06-08 22:02|| Front Page Top

#7 If the politicians are really serious about reducing carbon dioxide, they'll have to stop exhaling immediately, inhaling is OK.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2009-06-08 22:04||   2009-06-08 22:04|| Front Page Top

#8 They could just ban all internal combustion engines. And electricity. And food. That should put their carbon footprint somewhere North Korea's, which to some people is ideal.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2009-06-08 22:27||   2009-06-08 22:27|| Front Page Top

#9 I think they should sacrifice more, a lot more. That leaves less of the "burden" for me.
Posted by Richard of Oregon 2009-06-08 23:55||   2009-06-08 23:55|| Front Page Top

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