Consider this post a follow-up to my post titled “The global warming. risk premium ….or not” of March 16, 2019.
That old plea used to appear on warning signs about forest fires, from 1940-1995. Now what is it used for? “In the tradition of the Evergreen State, Keep Washington Green donates a portion of each sale to the Environmental Priorities Coalition. This organization supports sustainability, environmental, wildlife protection and other ecological causes. Your purchase helps to Keep Washington State, Green.” That’s a message at the bottom of the home page of keepwashingtongreen.net. Who are they? Supporting Medical Marijuana Freedom. Great slogan, kill two birds with one contribution: make sure dope stays legal, support ecological causes! Shows you how pervasive climate change propaganda is.
Or was? In 2020, mandatory vehicle emissions testing is going the way of the dodo.“Despite the end of mandatory emission testing, we believe air quality will continue to improve in the years ahead as newer, cleaner vehicles replace older, less-efficient models,” said a news release from the state Department of Ecology. Since 1982, an emissions test has been a yearly requirement to renew registration for a vehicle in certain counties. After 2020, it will no longer be necessary. According to the Department of Ecology, the emissions testing program’s end was contingent on Washington’s air quality meeting certain thresholds. “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency required that Washington’s air quality not just meet federal standards, but that we can demonstrate that we’ve reached a point where our air quality won’t worsen without the emission check program in place,” said the state DOE.
Somebody better tell AOC. In my Washington, the green new deal means getting high. That’s what she will do when she reads the last sentence from the state DOE!