#PAGov: Tom Corbett’s Fecal Touch: Climate Edition

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The trouble with being the country’s most unpopular Governor is that even when you try to develop a new issue to hit your popular opponent with, people just assume you’re wrong about it because they already don’t like you.

Could that be the case with President Obama’s new EPA regulations? PA Republicans wasted no time trying to tie Wolf to the President’s energy policies, calling them a big ole’ energy tax and slagging Wolf for wanting to join all our neighboring states (except West Virginia, obviously) in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative that’s cutting carbon on the cheap and producing piles of money for state public services and investments.

But a new League of Conservation Voters poll finds that the EPA’s move enjoys supermajority support from Pennsylvania voters, who unlike Republicans, believe climate change is a problem, and don’t buy the bogus message that there’s an economic trade-off to be worried about:

The polls found that 72 percent of Pennsylvania voters and 67 percent of Virginia voters favor the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed limits on greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants.

Similar majorities in both states recognize climate change as a serious problem, favor elected officials and candidates who support action to address it, and believe such action will create rather than cost jobs.

So go ahead Republicans – bang away! The more Corbett wants to talk about Tom Wolf’s environmental policies, the more we want to talk about it, because it’s only going to raise the status of the EPA, and make it even more popular for Wolf to join RGGI and do all the other amazing things on his climate agenda. Plus, do you guys seriously want to remind voters about that crazy industry flack Michael Krancer y’all had running the show at DEP the first three years?

This entry was posted in Elections, Environment, Governor.

7 Responses to #PAGov: Tom Corbett’s Fecal Touch: Climate Edition

  1. Three decades of needless panic and CO2 death threats to billions of children can only be judged in the history books as a first class war crime of the highest order and you “believers” are the guilty guards in the watch towers.
    The world’s FORMER climate blame “believer” voting majority, freely acknowledge science’s 32 years of being “95%” certain that THE END IS NEAR from Human CO2 but are 100% sure the planet is not flat and smoking will cause cancer.
    You remaining eager “believers” can “believe” all you like but you may not tell children that science “believes” as much as you determined “believers” do.

    Now who’s the neocon?

    Your Iraq War was exaggerating a crisis to billions of innocent children.

    And get up to date like real progressives;
    *Occupywallstreet now does not mention CO2 in its list of demands obviously because of the bank-funded and corporate run carbon trading stock markets ruled by politicians.
    *Canada ended Y2Kyoto with a freely elected climate change denying prime minister.

  2. Julieann Wozniak says:

    And now he’s campaigning with fellow corrupt governor, Chris Christie. I don’t like Christie’s brand of politics, either.

  3. John Harvey says:

    Keep it up One-Term Tom. The main question is why Tom Corporate is running for re-election?

  4. Doug Webster says:

    The guy seems clueless. Shows up in Pittsburgh yesterday seeking to boost his campaign and winds up:

    Bringing Chris Christie

    Arranging for the two of them to go to Primanti Brothers for lunch. Now if you know Pittsburgh, you know Primanti Brothers is famous for big fat sandwiches that are then topped with a mound of french fries and some slaw.

    Yeah…bringing an overweight politically damaging GOP pal from a nearby state to a restaurant known for caloric excess. Christie is not that dumb and refuses a reporters request to having him take a big bite.

    Trouble was, a sizable group of those far less enchanted with either of these bozos was out in force across the street holding signs like “Keep your hands off our bridges.”

    And the prime time news coverage? Corbett’s planning team ought to be keelhauled…

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