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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