PASADENA, Calif., Nov. 11, 2015 – If you haven’t been paying attention to what is going on in the State of New York, it might be time to start following along.
New York City is an absolute mess thanks to its radical leftist Mayor Bill De Blasio. Even the New York Times doesn’t like him. Meanwhile, at the state level, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has thrown New Yorkers head first off of the fiscal cliff while also engaging in a climate change discussion that would make Al Gore blink.
Make no mistake, Andrew Cuomo is a environmental ideologue. The man paid state workers to fill seats at a climate change event. Seriously, we are talking about a really unreasonable person when we talk about Andrew Cuomo.
The most mind-boggling dereliction of duty that Cuomo championed as governor relates to the fracking boom that has taken place across the country, especially in the east. After the EPA’s own report was published, saying that fracking did not pollute the water supply or harm the environment, Cuomo chose to ban it anyway, effectively condemning thousands of New Yorkers to a life of unemployment.
To recap, the governor told thousands of residents of his state that they can not have high-paying jobs in an industry that federal government said would not pollute the environment because of his own personal obsession with flawed science.
Bill De Blasio is no stranger to climate change hysteria either; he has been running around promising to cut emissions by 80 percent, which, you can imagine, is far-fetched, to put it nicely.
But wait, there’s more. Now we are learning that Cuomo’s attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, is taking things even further, which is hard to believe is even possible.
From the Daily Signal:
The New York Times is reporting that Schneiderman has subpoenaed extensive financial records, emails and other documents of Exxon Mobil to investigate whether the company “lied to the public about the risks of climate change or to investors about how such risk might hurt the oil business.” In addition to ignoring the First Amendment, Schneiderman is apparently unaware that the claim that the world is endangered by a warming climate is a scientific theory, not a proven fact. There is dissension in the scientific community about this theory and robust debate about both the temperature evidence and computer models on which the theory is based.
If true, this represents a staggering example of government overreach, and the state of New York is now actively investigating companies that don’t believe in the Democrat’s adopted theory –which is exactly what this is, a theory– that the sky is falling down.
Irresponsible actions like the one taken by Cuomo and Schneiderman is exactly what keeps businesses and industries from thriving. States like Ohio, Pennsylvania and North Dakota have adopted fracking, a safe way to collect natural gas, according to our own government, and the energy boom has created thousands of high-paying jobs. Lo and behold, the drinking water hasn’t been poisoned, the environment hasn’t fallen apart and those state economies are doing better.
Oh, did I forget to mention that New York’s economy is doing really badly?
But the governor and attorney general are able to look in the eyes of New York residents and tell them that they can’t have access to jobs because radical left-wing ideology should take precedence.
New Yorkers drifted sharply to the left when they elected Schneiderman and Cuomo to represent them, and they seem to be learning their lesson at a very high cost.
Going forward, it might not be a good idea to elect someone who sided with the Sandinista Party and honeymooned in Cuba as the mayor of New York City. People like that tend to be a little extreme.