It amazes me how this city can't get anything done or change its antiquated approach to revitalizing the Downtown area, but it can easily fall for traps such as this proposed carbon emissions legislation.
I have never seen a larger unintelligent group of sheep being led to the slaughter than these "Carbon Caps=Hard Hats" followers ("Proposed Controls on Carbon Emissions Could Mean Jobs," April 22). Whenever the existing plants in southwestern Pennsylvania can't meet the strict carbon emissions standards this same legislation will require, will these plants be rebuilt here or will they be constructed elsewhere where the nonunion labor rates will permit this level of retooling?
It is unbelievable that a blue-collar work force could fall for such a ridiculous/simplistic tactic by the environmentalists (gee, wind turbines are made of steel). And this includes the mayor of Braddock who has either sold himself out or didn't bother to understand the full ramifications or investigate the source of this propaganda. I have some land in Florida I'd like to sell the mayor as well.
This new jobs analogy sold to these people is like suggesting you should cut off your leg so you can run faster because today's prosthetics are better than they used to be (hey, plus they are made of "steeeeeel").