Ohio’s Green Hell: JunkScience.com launches job loss awareness campaign

August 18, 2009

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — JunkScience.com today announced a “Save Ohio Jobs” campaign to educate Ohio voters about steep job losses that may be caused by the Waxman-Markey energy tax bill.

“A recent study by the Heritage Foundation estimates that Ohio may lose an average of 46,000 jobs annually between the years 2012-2035 if Waxman-Markey bill is enacted into law,” said JunkScience.com publisher Steve Milloy. “Unless Ohio wants to experience this kind of unemployment, Ohio voters must make their voices heard by their representatives in Congress.”

Ohio congressman who voted for Waxman-Markey and against jobs in Ohio in June include: Rep. John Boccieri (OH-16), Rep. Steve Driehaus (OH-1), Rep. Marcia Fudge (OH-11), Rep. Marcy Kaptur (OH-9), Mary Jo Kilroy (OH-15), Timothy Ryan (OH-17), Zack Space (OH-18), and Betty Sutton (OH-13).

Ohio Senators who may be voting on the Waxman-Markey bill this fall include Sen. Sherrod Brown and Sen. George Voinovich.

“Our on-the-ground campaign will encourage Ohio voters to express their outrage to these politicians about Waxman-Markey,” said Milloy. “Not only would Waxman-Markey send Ohio jobs overseas to places like China, India and Mexico, but the bill would force Ohioans to pay more for energy, including an almost doubling of monthly electric bills,” Milloy added.

Ironically, the Waxman-Markey will accomplish nothing for the environment since, along with jobs, Ohio will simply be outsourcing its greenhouse gas emissions to China, India and Mexico.

“Even if you believe in the junk science-fueled notion that manmade emissions of greenhouse gases are altering global climate, this bill doesn’t reduce emissions so much as it merely shifts them to other parts of the world — especially since China and India have vowed not to commit to binding emissions limits,” Milloy said. “A further irony is that, to the extent Waxman-Markey makes the state poorer, Ohio’s environment will suffer since environmental protection is expensive,” Milloy added.

“Waxman-Markey is all pain and no gain for Ohio,” Milloy says.

This campaign will be paid for by JunkScience.com and will feature Milloy’s new book, the Amazon.com Best Seller, “Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them.”

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Click here for images of the postcards Ohio citizens sent to Sen. Sherrod Brown and Rep. John Boccieri.

Click here for the news release.

2 Responses to “Ohio’s Green Hell: JunkScience.com launches job loss awareness campaign”

  1. Reaver99 Says:

    Any interest in coming to Michigan? Both of our senators have said they will vote for any climate bill that crosses their path. When I wrote Sen. Levin to express my opposition to any cap and trade legislation I got the standard form letter saying “I appreciate your concerns but…”

  2. dublds Says:

    As a born and bred Ohioan I am personally thankful for Steve’s efforts on this one. Northern Ohio was once the heart of the industrial revolution. For half a century everyday goods like steel, paint, glass, tires/rubber, and more were turned out there by Americans and for Americans. Furthermore it is a state rich in oil, coal, as well as home to nuclear power.

    Sadly all you’ll find today are memories. The good jobs went overseas when unions got too big and greedy, then again when NAFTA made it cheaper to build in Mexico. Strip mining and coal mining have been under fire by the enviro-nuts for decades, which has in turn hurt the local companies that build the mining equipment.

    Yet as much harm as progressive politics have done to Ohio, the few that remember or remain are too misinformed or defeated to risk giving up a free meal for a better chance. By virtue of being big enough to be pandered to, but small enough to be naieve Ohio has been unable to get out from under the rock its been under for decades. Meanwhile the suffering that Ohioans have endured have paved the streets gold for opportunist pols.

    Ohio needs a shot in the arm. They need to wake up to what is and what could be. They need to understand the political and economic strength that could be restored simply by having a clearer vision of where they went wrong the first time. Fact is, what is good for Ohioans will be bad for politicians. And this is actually an enviable situation to be in, once you’re aware of it. Kudos to Steve for taking the fight to a battleground where it can actually be won. And here’s to a once great state hopefully earning some dignity back…


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