The word rambling comes to mind on Moore's latest screed that is so full of hot air, China could make some dough on trading their credits to offset Moore's credits.
Hint Shannyn, that is how cap and trade works.
What should be pointed out here is, McCain had softened his stance on supporting cap and trade legislation.
But lets talk about wood products and pulp mills in Alaska and any future development in Alaska that deals with the timber industry.
One of the advantages of The Heritage Foundation’s economic analysis of the Waxman-Markey climate change bill is we can determine out who loses most of all the losers. We’ve detailed the negative impacts cap and trade would have on farmers, manufacturers and construction workers. This time, it’s the wood product industry.
Wood products encompasses everything from logging, sawmills and planning mills, manufacturing veneer and plywood, treating wood products, building wood and mobile homes, building wood containers and pallets, etc. Simply put, it’s everything dealing with wood, and Waxman-Markey hits the industry hard. Wood product employment falls by over 23,000 on average (2012-2035) due to Waxman-Markey climate change legislation. By 2035, cap and trade would reduce the industry by 68,573 people.
Moreover, look what happened in Oregon when it was argued new growth is bad for the environment.
Meanwhile, converting Oregon's older forests to younger ones might release anywhere from one-third to two-thirds of the carbon they contain, according to Mark Harmon, a forest ecologist at Oregon State University who studies the state's forest carbon. Della Sala said that the logging plan would have released up to 180 million tons of forest carbon, the equivalent of operating a 585-megawatt coal-fired power plant for more than three decades.
What company in Alaska, would the cap and trade legislation affect? To name just a few below.
Icy Straits Lumber
One should ask how does Matt Zencey from the ADN feel about Obama's approval of the sale in the Tongass.
Matt Zencey, will your past managerial position with an environmentalist group come out of the closet on this one and find itself on the editorial pages of the ADN again?
My bet is, if cap and trade goes through, Obama can just say the same thing to the lumber companies in S.E. Alaska and across Alaska as he did to the coal companies in the lower 48; he we will make it so expensive to operate you will go away and I paraphrase to what he said on the coal companies.
Next, when it comes to natural gas production, the conditioning plant to be built on the north slope will have to have some very costly credits that will have to be purchased or very expensive equipment or means to capture the CO2 emissions will have to be built.
But then there is that tiny problem with the polar bear and development.
Regardless of what TransCanada says, the cap and trade issue hurts the development of the gas pipeline and many diverse jobs in Alaska.
Yes, Ms. Moore, next time you are out pimping against Palin by co-opting Alaskan Native causes, hire the Alaskan Native people that you care so much about, who own shares in companies that have timber tracts across from your cozy abode in Homer and will lose their jobs.
Tell them how their companies will benefit when the have to cut jobs, jobs that are held by many Alaskan Natives.
Shannyn, when it comes to knowing the issues on Alaska, stay home and stew, better yet, just be quiet, because the carbon credits are being used up with each word you speak.