Apparently there was virtually no lobbying by the Maine environmental groups last year when the legislature paved the way to increase CO2 emissions in Maine by raising the speed limit on our roads.
When extremely compelling citizen testimony is given on stopping the destructive sprawl of wind turbines in Maine, the citizens are basically treated by the environmental groups as "policy road kill" that must be sacrificed in the fulfillment of their ultimate stated goal of stemming CO2. (despite wind's total lack of efficaciousness in this regard)
But when a far larger CO2 producer comes along, increasing the speed limit, the environmental groups are nowhere to be found.
Disingenuous hypocrisy undermining Maine's environment, citizens, economy and the rights of its citizens.
CO2 Concerned Legislature OK's More CO2 Throughout Maine
Again, this was empowered by the legislature last year. The same legislature that justifies wrecking Maine with virtually useless wind turbines in the name of CO2, when in fact, driving creates four times as much CO2 in Maine than electricity production. And now driving will produce even more.
Turbine Turnpike Hypocrisy in the Maine Legislature
In today's Portland Press-Herald, we see a story (below) on how interstate speed limits in Maine are set to rise. As the article explains, the decision that empowered state agencies to increase these speed limits came from the Maine state legislature last year. The article also notes that a move to a higher speed limit may cause more fossil fuel to be burned, e.g. "...some in the trucking industry said it costs a company more in fuel than it does in labor to have a driver go 70 mph versus 65 mph, he said."
Meanwhile, if one goes to the EPA's CO2 emissions data, one sees that in Maine, transportation produces four times as much CO2 as electricity:
In other words, the same legislature that passed the heinous Expedited Wind Law in 2008 on the basis (to large extent) of wind's falsely claimed ability to save the planet from CO2 caused by making electricity, actually later passed legislation that encourages a grossly larger CO2 source (driving) to produce greater amounts of CO2.
What is going on?
Maine Turnpike, interstate speed limits set to rise