Monday, May 07, 2007

Taxing Behavior Around Vermont Yankee

Some folks in Vermont want to raise taxes on Vermont Yankee to help pay for a "clean energy" fund. Considering that the state is already running a budget surplus, Vermonter Cool Blue has other ideas:

[Th]e owners of the Vermont Yankee power plant already contributes $2.5 million a year into the state's Clean Energy Development Fund.

So what does the Legislature want to do with this obvious good Green neighbor? Why, tax it more, of course.

In the name of Global Warming.

So they can buy buses.

Which pollute the air and spew greehouse gases.

Make sense to you?
I'll leave that up to my readers.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cool Blue's being disingenuous so they can appear witty. Yes, buses powered by petroleum emit CO2...but less than the cars and SUVs that many of their riders would be driving otherwise to make any given trip.

Maybe they should leave this one alone until those nuclear-powered buses are available.

Brian said...

Then build trams or buses that run on electricity, like they have in Europe, not buses that run on petroleum.

In France, these electric buses are nuclear powered, since the vast majority of the electricity comes from nuclear power plants. These buses are available and are being used today, so I think that it is appropriate to point out the hypocrisy of the Vermont legislature.

Anonymous said...

Just when you think Vermont can't get any weirder