State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.
Proposed global warming legislation being considered in the state Legislature could affect
Gary Mar’s incredibly important testimony should be a wake-up call to the entire state about current climate control legislation, Senate Bill 450. Mar writes in his testimony to committee members:
“My purpose is to ensure you are aware of the contribution that
Section 285.795 of the bill opens the door for the State of
In your consideration of this bill we do ask that you seriously consider how any actions you might take could either purposefully or inadvertently do harm to the benefits we both receive from the energy sector and other trade between our two jurisdictions.
The annual value of trade between
Alberta currently supplies you with almost 14,000 barrels of oil a day, and 76.4 billion cubic feet of natural gas per year.
While it is
Gary Mar concludes with a critical question about the proposed legislation:
“Will this result in Wisconsin becoming more dependent on oil from Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Venezuela, because we have cut off supply from our northern neighbors- our friends and allies?”
Indeed, why would we want to shut down our energy pipeline from a great neighbor and damage our relations? The proposed legislation imposes great pressure on
David Podratz of Murphy Oil
Podratz testified that Canadian oil makes some of the best asphalt in the world:
“Heavy Canadian crude oil is used to manufacture paving asphalt. Over a third of the crude oil processed at
Today’s testimony about the severe ramifications of global warming legislation on international relations, trade, energy and our state economy is the biggest red flag thus far.