28 September 2009

Glenn Grothman: wrong for opposing cleaner schools.


The Badger Herald: News: Green cleaning act could improve students’ health:

"Sen. Glenn Grothman, R-West Bend, however, said he thinks Mason’s bill is an unnecessary solution to a nonexistent problem.

“Nobody wants to vote against clean air in schools, but I don’t think we have a problem; no problem was shown in committee,” Grothman said.

Furthermore, Grothman said it would be a waste of time for school districts to comply with the bill if it becomes a law."

Here's another example of typical knee-jerk conservatism mistaking gross for net -- you'd think that you could at least count on conservatives to be good with the money, but no. Smartly applied green-thinking generally always begins by eliminating waste and thus, while making a place, process, or business more environmentally friendly, saves everyone money. Sam Johnson at Johnson Wax saved his company millions of dollars by being green.

But out there on the 9/12 fringe, anything environmental always looks more expensive -- even when it's not.



EAMD said...

The Badger Herald always goes to Glenn when they want an "official" opinion. This may be because a) the BH has no standards or b) Glenn is always willing to spout off to whomever will listen. I'm really not sure which.

Mpeterson said...


I've begun to suspect they always go to him because he makes the rest of their job spectacularly easy.