Rockefeller Brothers Fund at it Again

by Paul Chesser, Heartland Institute Correspondent on June 16, 2008

Paul Chesser, Climate Strategies Watch

The global warming panic perpetrators that are bankrolling nearly all greenhouse gas emissions policy in the states, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, are still in full-throttle marketing mode. I wrote last week about their promotional film, and how they've totally financed climate change panels in the states and written glowing articles praising their own work and that of the Center for Climate Strategies. Now RBF's Michael Northrop has written another puff piece, with zero disclosure of his organization's tight relationship with CCS:

The fact that so many states are acting with a similar impetus begs an important question: What would happen if you aggregated these policies and applied them on a national scale?

One study conducted by the Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) — a non-partisan group that has worked on climate policymaking and analysis with many of these states — indicates that the adoption of a comprehensive, nationwide climate and energy policy would have substantial economic benefits. Using data from 12 states that are leaders in the field of climate change and energy, CSS (sic) calculated that were all 50 states to adopt similar rules and legislation, the aggregate economic savings would be $25 billion. The nation could achieve a 33% reduction in projected greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 — a common interim target — and save money doing so.

Amazing numbers! So why again couldn't Lieberman-Warner, which had similar high aspirations, get passed?


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