Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Sarah Palin is wrong. Again!
I don't know whether Sarah Palin has missed the deadline to apply for the stimulus money for energy programs, but she's the only state governor to refuse to take it. All the other 49 have applied for it.
The Newsminer reported today:
On April 28, Palin said she will accept $929 million of the federal stimulus money, but she won’t take $28.6 million for energy conservation work.
She said the law would require a “universal energy code” for buildings in Alaska and she wants no part of that, so she won’t accept the $28.6 million grant.
Earlier, she referred to the money as an attempt to “bribe” the state or local governments to adopt energy efficiency standards for buildings.
But it appears the state does not have to adopt a statewide energy code to qualify for the $28.6 million.
The federal stimulus law requires states to pledge they will meet energy efficiency standards on 90 percent of new and renovated commercial and residential square footage by 2017.
Will she? Won't she?
It's about time Sarah Palin stopped grandstanding for her adoring fans in the Lower 48. If there is one state that needs some help towards energy efficiency, that state is Alaska.
Full article on Newsminer