Dick Blumenthal: A ‘Green Warrior’ Endangering Your Prosperity
The CT Senate candidate is a menace to your wallet.
November 1, 2010 - 12:00 am
Richard “Dick” Blumenthal is a clear and present danger to America.
Who is Dick Blumenthal? He is the Connecticut attorney general running to fill the seat of the retired Democrat Chris Dodd, who held the seat for three decades. Should he win on November 2, Americans will be at greater risk of higher energy costs and more energy dependence on dangerous foreign sources.
Blumenthal is an ardent believer that our way of life and the way we grow prosperity will destroy the climate of the future. His words and actions prove he is devoted to changing the way we make energy in the United States to save us from ourselves. He believes burning fossil fuels produces carbon dioxide “pollution.” According to Dick, continuing to use coal, oil, natural gas, and others will ramp up catastrophic global warming. He proved the depth of his devotion when he personally represented Connecticut and sued American Electric Power. The following is from his press release:
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today praised a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit reinstating Connecticut vs. AEP, a lawsuit filed by him and other state attorneys general seeking to compel the nation’s biggest greenhouse gas polluters to reduce harmful emissions.
Blumenthal personally argued the case. Blumenthal said, “This ruling restoring our legal action breathes new life into our fight against greenhouse gas polluters and changes the legal landscape to impose responsibility where it belongs. Our legal fight is against power companies that emit a huge share of our nation’s CO2 contamination, but it will set a precedent for all who threaten our planet with such pernicious pollution. This ruling vindicates our tenacious and tireless battle on behalf of a powerful coalition of states and environmental advocates — a battle that will now have its day in court.
“Our battle is not against the EPA or the federal government — which we have won already — but rather against the polluters themselves under federal nuisance law. Our goal is not money damages, but a change in company practices to stem the pollution and safeguard our environment and economy. This lawsuit is comparable to our fight against Big Tobacco, without the money. In the end, this legal crusade can help save lives and our planet from global warming.”
As you can see, Dick was the lead attorney for this landmark case. He argued that carbon dioxide polluters represent a “public nuisance,” the nuisance being global warming. Therefore the polluters must be stopped. What this lawsuit translates to is this: Anyone, including the vast number of environmental groups, would be able to sue any entity that produces greenhouse gases. That includes all companies that generate electric power by using fossil fuels. The cost of defending themselves would be potentially catastrophic. And this is the goal: to shut them down, permanently.