It looked like the rules would be waved last night so that the Cache County Council could quickly approve a resolution opposing any new taxes through climate revenues collections. But then Council Chairman Craig Peterson told his colleagues he was not ready to vote because he had learned that some of the claims made in the resolution were not valid, such as the claim that global temperatures are cooling not warming.Physicist and climate change educator Rob Davies was also asked to speak and he told the council that statements made in the resolution were an utter distortion of both climate science and the estimated costs.It was decided to wait until the next meeting to cast a vote and councilmember Corey Yeates, a global warming skeptic, wasn’t pleased.”The fact is, is it’s another tax,” Yeates said. “It’s another drain to the American public.”Yeates not only disliked the idea of the proposed tax, but questioned the scientific claims that Davies supports. “There is substantial support within the scientific community that man has very little effect upon the environment,” said Yeates. “In fact I’m willing to submit, and I’m no scientist, I think we’re better off because man’s here than if it was left alone to nature and to run itself.”Councilmember Craig Buttars suggested that other views on global warming and the cap and trade bill be presented by representatives of the Farm Bureau or Rocky Mountain Power.
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