Looks like some people understood Barack Obama (and reality) when he said he would have to bankrupt the coal industry and cause prices to skyrocket in order to bring about a green economy. To create those millions of green collar jobs he has to destroy tens of millions of other jobs.
This is good news for Maryland, as people are recognizing the green agenda for what it is, all economic pain for no environmental gain. The General Assembly balked at the Global Warming Solutions Act–the crown jewel of the alarmist policy agenda–because of its negative economic consequences. The current economic downturn presents an even larger obstacle to them as well. Given that the greens made huge investments in Barack Obama, we are sure to get some form of federal cap and trade legislation, means that anything done on the state level would be injurious piling on.