I know we all like to believe in Santa Claus but someone had to tell us he wasn't real.
Romney’s advisers included Harvard University professor John Holdren, now Obama’s top science adviser.
At a 2003 press conference at Pacific Gas and Electric’s power plant in Salem, Massachusetts, Romney publicly promised that he would “enforce without compromise
” the emissions regulations. While announcing his decision to deny PGE’s request for more time to comply with the new standards, he attacked the power company for dragging its heels
with regards to 310 CMR 7.29: “I will not create jobs or hold jobs that kill people. And that plant kills people.”
2001-3 - PG&E considers shutting Salem Harbor due in part
to high cost of cutting emissions. Ultimately,
PG&E agrees to upgrade emissions but not before
the PG&E National Energy Group subsidiary
operating the plant goes bankrupt
The shutdown of Salem Harbor would hit the city of Salem
hard. Last year, the plant, which employs about 145 people,
paid about $4.5 million in taxes, making it the biggest
taxpayer in the city, according to local news reports.