Waxman-Markey introduces $600 billion dollars in new energy taxes
Concord, NH- Today, the leaders of several New Hampshire organizations signed a joint letter to Senator Jeanne Shaheen calling on her to oppose the Waxman-Markey Cap and Trade energy tax legislation. The letter was signed by the leaders of the NH Advantage Coalition, The Coalition of NH Taxpayers, NH 9-12 Project, Cornerstone Policy Research Action, Citizens Leadership NH, Granite State Patriots, and the Seacoast Citizens in Action.
The letter requests Senator Shaheen to exercise “yankee common sense” and oppose cap and trade energy taxes by urging NH House members Carol Shea-Porter and Paul Hodes to reconsider their support for it. The leaders ask Senator Shaheen to oppose this legislation that “sets inflexible caps on carbon emissions that benefit green market speculators more than our economy” pointing out that this legislation will drive up consumer’s energy taxes. The letter also points out the lack of transparency and continuance of pork barrel politics in the bill.
Former State Senator George Lovejoy, the Honorary Chairman of NH Advantage Coalition stated “although the pristine environment of the granite state is part of our NH Advantage, hammering each household for an extra $1,600 in taxes is not.” He continued “the Waxman-Markey energy taxes threaten to extend and intensify the current recession by increasing costs for New Hampshire families to the tune of an extra $1,600 in taxes of which we don’t have. From business owners to college grads with loans, people are already struggling”. The letter will be sent to Senator Shaheen office and calls on her to oppose the bill that enjoys support by NH House members Carol Shea-Porter and Paul Hodes.