Saturday, July 18, 2009

When it Comes to Palin on Cap and Trade, Shannyn Moore Should Stay in Homer and Stew

There should be cap and trade legislation on all of the hot air that has been spewing from the mouths of the leftist Alaskan bloggers like Shannyn Moore.

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

Ketchikan mill

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.


shannyn said...

"Just a Girl From Homer" insinuates that I no longer live's the "from" part.
I personally am against cap and trade on many levels (see Matt Tiabbi) but was pointing out hypocrisy in "I love AGIA, it's my crown jewel" and "Obama sucks".
Stew sounds great...I think I'll make some. It's not a punchline to's what's for lunch.

Tom said...

It's a metaphor and lampoon on your past. Stewing in silence while in Homer.

And I bring up Homer because I know you know what timber industry is across the way near Seldovia.

The reason for the abode remark.

However, the "from" part that you refer to insinuates that you are "from" Homer hence the word "from" as in present.

But I know you spend alot of time here in Anchorage so why not just be a girl from Anchorage.

But then again, you could try the word fromed Homer but that doesn't roll of the tongue just right for a past tense does it.

Shannyn seriously, you need to really, really brush up on the issues.

You look really bad.

But you can take my opinion with a grain of salt, because I am just a guy "fromed" Detroit....

And last, Palin was right. Because she is Just a girl from Wasilla.

Anonymous said...

Tom spewed -

"Shannyn seriously, you need to really, really brush up on the issues.

You look really bad."

I disagree. She was, and is, right on the facts. That Palin was IN FAVOR OF "Cap and Trade" time and again, before she was against it, is hypocrisy.

If Palin wishes to come out and say she was wrong before, that's one thing. But she didn't. She flip flopped. Again.

Not only in the debates (where she said she supported Cap and Trade), but also in the Couric interview, and on the McCain/Palin '08 website.

Strange how wingnuts don't hold their own accountable for the exact same thing they try to hold non-wingnuts accountable for, eh?

Tom said...

Knock knock Anon is anyone there?

If you take note as pointed out in the thread, McCain has changed his position on cap and trade since the presidential election.

Palin took a position that was contrary to McCain when it came to global warming but played the good foot soldier to McCain's stance on cap and trade.

Couric interviewed her about the climate change myth on the bus...

You need to tighten down a little more the loose screw in your comments.