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Mon May 18, 2020, 09:18 AM

Concerned Young Republicans Finally Unveil New Climate Plan!! "Streamlining Regulation"!! Hooray!!


Conservative Coalition for Climate Solutions — C3 Solutions, for short — joins a growing number of right-of-center groups ready to challenge proponents of the Green New Deal with their own agenda of plans to battle the climate crisis. Bond says his group will work with the White House on reforming the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which opponents say hurts all sorts of projects including those from impact investor-backed renewable energy companies. “I’ve experienced this as a solar developer — the challenges of NEPA and the sheer time and money that it takes and the delays that it imposes on projects,” he said. “Here’s a well-intended law to protect the environment that’s actually getting away from protecting the environment and clean energy innovation.”

C3 Solutions will also support House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s slate of environmental proposals that was expected earlier this year but delayed by the arrival of the coronavirus. Bond said he would also want to advocate that the coming stimulus package be used to help create jobs that could help fight climate change. “What we really want to happen is for conservatives and Republicans to come up with a comprehensive, cohesive plan that embraces innovation and also streamlines regulation,” Bond says. “It also needs to take into account a responsible approach to spending, with the recognition that you really do have to invest in energy innovation.” To accomplish that, Bond and his C3 Solutions co-founder John Hart realized that conservatives needed to do a better job of explaining how their values could fight climate change.

Ed. - Ah, yes - it's not us, it's our messaging!!!

Hart says the idea hit him about two years ago, when he invited Bond out to his Harpers Ferry, Maryland, farm. Hart and Bond had been friends for decades, since they worked in the U.S. Senate together, with Hart eventually becoming Republican Sen. Tom Coburn’s longtime communications manager and Bond eventually becoming chief of staff at the Heritage Foundation. They decided to meet to catch up, but also because Hart was thinking about putting a solar array from Bond’s new company, Powerfield Energy, on the 62-acre farm.

Ed. - Emphasis added.

And in a presidential election year, these conservative groups are hoping that their message to Republican party leaders is heard and included in their re-election efforts. “He has not been as strong on the issue as we’d like him to be,” Robinson said of Trump. “And honestly, he is not representative of where the future of the party is on climate change. I think that there’s a moral case and also a very strong political case for him to talk about the issue, to recognize its importance and champion policies that will move us forward on the issue.”

Ed. - Ooh, a bold critique!!



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Mon May 18, 2020, 09:24 AM

1. This would be funny if the Young Republicans weren't serious about it. n/t


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