Another bill where you have to pass it to see what is in it! Right here in West Virginia! Pelosi’s famous comment on Obamacare has been copied by Charleston Democrats!Thank you Manchin.Thank you Tomblin. Thank you progressive controlled legislature.Thank you for The Alternative and Renewable Energy Act, which is more commonly known as West Virginia Cap and Trade.
Supporters say that it is not cap and trade because it doesn't cap carbon emissions. This is a deceptive Lie. It caps coal use instead! The point is that it is designed to destroy our coal industry and raise the electric prices of consumers by requiring West Virginia electric plants to use less coal. Whether it reduces carbon in the atmosphere or not is irrelevant. Stop lying and deceiving us.
No one seems to deny the “Trade” aspect, which is that it requires the purchase (trade) of credits for any utility that does not meet the 75% Cap on Coal. (These credits are expensive. As Obama said “Sure they can build a coal fired plant, it will just cause them to go bankrupt”).
NOW we are finding out that the cap only applies to electricity sold to West
Virginians!So let me get this straight.The utilities can sell all the cheap coal fired electricity they want to other states, at high auction rates, for big profits. But
Charleston incumbents have forced them to sell the expensive alternate energy (wind) electricity to West Virginia residents to meet the Cap.No wonder rate increases were approved by Charleston for West Virginia residents! I was wondering how that could be allowed. Now I know.
Manchin, Tomblin, and the incumbents in Charleston passed the Cap and Trade Bill to get special interest campaign money from the electric producers. Why? By allowing them to get high profits on cheap coal fired electricity sold at open market auction to other states. Also, by allowing them to increase rates to sell the high priced alternative
energy produced electricity to the residents of West Virginia. Higher profits for electric companies. Higher electricity rates for West Virginians.Here in Harrison County,
all four of our House of Delegate members voted for this: Miley, Fragale, Iaquinta, and Cann.
Our own elected officials gave Obama a gift for political considerations. Our own
elected officials gave the special interest electric corporations a gift for
campaign contributions. (The Tuesday October 2nd edition of the Exponent revealed the $1,000 campaign donations from American Electric Power). Our own elected officials forced every West Virginian that buys electricity to pay for the gifts, with the
higher electric rates granted last year (with more to come - Surprise!) for
expensive alternative energy instead of cheap gas or coal. (Gas electric generation is capped for sale to West Virginians too. Even the more expensive clean coal methods of “supercritical” and “ultra supercritical” - which at least uses coal - was capped by Charleston Democrats, to give Obama his gift of all the expensive windmills that West Virginians are being forced to pay for). The Charleston incumbents are costing us money for personal political considerations and special interest considerations. They are not doing what is best for the people of West Virginia.