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October 20, 2008

Environmentalist Fools Part With Their Money

It's nice to know that some people actually benefit from the crusade against the phantom menace of climate change:

CAPE MAY COUNTY, N.J. — America's garbage dumps are reaping a windfall from the fight against global warming. But their payday might not be doing much to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.
For more than a decade, the landfill here has made extra profit simply by collecting methane given off by rotting trash, and selling it as fuel. Last year, the landfill learned that doing this also qualified it to earn hundreds of thousands of dollars via a new program that pays companies to cut their greenhouse-gas emissions.
Eliminating methane lets dumps sell "carbon credits" to environmentally conscious people and companies. The long-term goal of trading credits — basically, vouchers representing reductions in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases — is to reduce global pollution by encouraging others to cut emissions when the buyers of the credits can't or won't cut their own.
"It seemed a little suspicious that we could get money for doing nothing," says Charles Norkis, executive director of the Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority, which has raised $427,475 selling credits since February, or 3% of the authority's projected solid-waste revenue for the year.

Since the manmade global warming crisis is a hoax, it doesn't matter if measures actually reduce alleged "greenhouse gases," or just give people free money to do what they were doing anyway. All that matters is that liberal dupes are able to buy some environmentally conscious self-righteousness. No problem — until they start buying it with our money via the government.

On a tip from V the K.

Posted by Van Helsing at October 20, 2008 9:15 AM

Comments

These fools will belive anything their told i mean they tell them to live a completly green life and before you can say SHAZAM they will pay $50 for trendy green clothes the biodegrade when they go out into the rain when they have this go green poppycock in school text books and mindless TV ads that blabbering from the talking heads and birdcage linners and news magazines P.T. BARNUM was right THERES A SUCKER BORN EVERY MINUTE

Posted by: Spurwing Plover at October 20, 2008 11:23 AM

saw on National Geographic's "Superfactories" show that one of BMW's major US facilities runs partly off methane gas from landfill. Seems a good idea, no doubt it allows them to cut their costs etc.

Posted by: mandible claw at October 20, 2008 11:06 PM