Cache County to consider resolution opposing new taxes through climate revenues

On Tuesday, the Cache County Council will be asked to consider a resolution that opposes new taxes on state or local goernments, employers or households through federal climate revenues collection. In a memo to the council, County Executive Lynn Lemon says the National and State Association of Counties have passed a resolution calling for further studies before Congress passes a law on carbon cap and trade. The memo states that, “In this time of severe economic recession and rising unemployment Cache County opposes any federal legislation including cap and trade legalization if it imposes any new tax, energy cost or other financial burden on state and local governments, employers and households.” The resoution states that fees from the bill would put the cost to the average U.S. household close to $7,000 per year by 2030. It also says NASA temperature statistics show that temperatures have been decreasing since 2002 and that weather scientists are predicting gloal cooling, not global warming.

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