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Remember Back When Conservation Was A Conservative Value?


A Blue Virginia reader passes along this Facebook update from Randy Marcus, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling’s chief of staff:

Every time I see that stupid green peacock logo on NBC, I turn on another light in my house and cut the thermostat down another degree. I mean can’t a guy watch the Voice and Smash without being subjected to some environmental agenda? Haha

We’re supposed to believe these guys care more about solving our problems than about politics? This attitude isn’t isolated to a staffer – Gov. Bob McDonnell spent thousands of your tax dollars to thumb his nose at conservationists.

Virginia’s elected officials have turned their back on energy efficiency and left us addicted to coal at a time when natural gas is the cheaper short-term bet and wind energy is creating jobs almost as fast as coal is shedding them (a search for wind jobs in Virginia on indeed.com turns up 137 positions while a search for coal only returns 56). But Bill Bolling’s number one donor by far is Virginia’s coal-controlled energy industry. Second is real estate & construction – and you wonder why Virginia Republicans are pushing so hard for their “Agenda 639” to silence your community’s voices & promote sprawl?