Then there are groups such as Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) based in California that have no discernable connection to North Carolina but somehow joined with the radical elements of the Left in North Carolina for the Moral Monday protests. Among CCL’s claims that global warming can be blamed for the “mass extinction of animal species because they cannot move fast enough or adapt soon enough to the changes in the habitat.” This type of outrageous claim is typical of the groups in the Environmental Network; made without proof or with ever-increasingly questionable data.
Citizens Climate Lobby wants to place a tax on fossil fuels,based on greenhouse gas emission (CO2) “at the point they enter the economy” They call it their Carbon Fee and Dividend policy, which will, no doubt cause energy costs to skyrocket, CCL claims that the “fee” will be returned to every household so they can afford the cost of fuel. What they’re not telling us is what they really want – they want fuel costs to skyrocket, because according to their website:
As long as fossil fuels remain artificially cheap and profitable, their use will rise. Correcting this market failure requires their price to account for their true social costs.”
Candidate Obama said it best in a 2008 interview with the San Francisco Chronicle:
The candidate warned in pushing a carbon cap-and-trade agenda, “So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted…That will also generate billions of dollars that we can invest in solar, wind, biodiesel, and other alternative energy approaches.” He went on to say; “Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Coal-powered plants, you know, natural gas, you name it, whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers.”
Even though CCL won’t say it out-loud, they know that consumers will suffer, They know that every-day people will be forced to choose between heat and food or even medicine. But, they (environmental extremists) think that is the only way to get the American people to insist on “green” energy which will in-turn line the pockets of the environmental elite with more government tax-credits and subsidies.