Arkansas News Bureau columnist David Sanders follows up with another critical look at the Governor’s Commission on Global Warming, this time pulling in the perspective of one commission member, Kevan Inboden.
Inboden’s a Jonesboro utility guy who, sounding frustrated, indicates that the commission was agenda-driven and that many of the final recommendations will drive up costs for consumers. By a lot:
Despite what he said were commissioners’ good intentions, Inboden said he suspected early on that someone was pushing an agenda. Without naming names, he said it appeared the commission’s more extremist members — those who advocated “extreme (carbon) mitigation measures” — had been “working behind the scenes” to steer the group’s work. What about CCS? “They were more than just a facilitator,” he said.
“As a commissioner, when I hear that the commission recommended this or that, it doesn’t tell the whole story. There was a lot of dissension and opposition,” he said.
The commission’s reports show several close votes on controversial policy recommendations that, according to Inboden, if enacted into law would drive up the cost of living and the cost of doing business in Arkansas.
The best part about these columns that Sanders keeps writing is watching these global warming fundamentalists and old-timers rise up off their pallets to denounce him for daring to question the commission’s proposals. Quick, someone get to denouncing this Inboden guy, too! I have it on good authority that he’s receiving payments from a utility company….
Like this debate? Then check out the comments section on this earlier Arkansas Project post, where MVP commenter DumbArkie goes all logical on your ass.
More perspectives: The Arkansas Watch blog is on the case with a look at the Czech president and European Union official who questions the global warming consensus. And here’s a global warming skeptic at The Huffington Post who’s been stirring the pot today, and who I include just because I never expected to find a global warming skeptic writing at The Huffington Post.