The Therapy Sessions
Monday, July 26, 2004
Fight the power!
This is collosally stupid: Slowing Global Warming A shared responsibility:
New York's crusading attorney general, Eliot Spitzer, is at it again.
This time, he's leading New York City and eight states, including New Jersey, in a lawsuit against five of the nation's largest power companies in an attempt to slow global warming.
The companies annually emit 10 percent of the United States' carbon dioxide, a gas that contributes to global warming. The lawsuit filed Wednesday doesn't seek monetary damages. Instead, it asks a New York federal judge to set yearly emissions reductions from the companies' 174 fossil-fuel-burning plants.
Those bad companies!
Burning all those fossil fuels to keep Eliot Spitzer's nice house lit and cooled, keeping his computers running, lighting his office....
How dare they.
Who uses all that power anyway?
Oh, the voters. We can't sue them, can we?
It says something about Sptizer that he isn't quite dumb enough to try that.