Heartland VP: ‘Yankee taxes’ on global warming will lead to ‘another Civil War.’

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"Heartland VP: ‘Yankee taxes’ on global warming will lead to ‘another Civil War.’"

Last Friday, Alexandra Liddy Bourne, Vice President for Policy and Strategy at the global warming denier group Heartland Institute, spoke to the Heritage Foundation. She warned that state-led climate legislation unfairly burdened the South and would lead to “another Civil War here in a short period of time”:

So yet again, the South has to pay on its back the cost of using coal in this country to the northern states. We’re going to have another Civil War here in a short period of time, because the cost is going to go up. So the Southeast has not bought into this because they understand that they’re going to have to pay a very high price. Maryland has decided to sort of stay out of it because they have coal, as is Pennsylvania. They don’t necessarily want to pay Yankee taxes, right?

Watch it:

[flv http://video.thinkprogress.org/2008/04/yankeetaxes.320.240.flv]

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