An epic debate is underway in our country. Proposed climate legislation would have a far-reaching impact on our standard of living and give government a portal into every aspect of our lives. The affordable, dependable and abundant energy upon which any great civilization is built is about to be rationed.
In the current atmosphere of national and global panic, facts and the possibility of disastrous outcomes get overlooked in the irrational rush to pass climate legislation. Climate Chains is Cascade Policy Institute’s effort to seek a reasoned and rational approach to the climate change policy debate.
Visit www.climatechains.com for more information on the costs and lack of benefits of a national cap-and-trade program.
Todd Wynn is the climate change and energy policy analyst at Cascade Policy Institute, Oregon’s free market public policy research organization.