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(American Thinker) – Everyone knows about the disastrous Green New Deal (GND) that is being foisted upon us by our federal rulers in D.C., however, few New Yorkers realize that our state is way ahead of the game when it comes to destroying modern life as part of the climate change hoax. We have our own version of the GND known as the Climate Leadership and Communities Protection Act (CLCPA).

Since the Democrats have held the legislature and governor’s seat, some of the most destructive programs and regulations have been imposed to stop the use of fossil fuels in our homes, cars, and every facet of our lives, without regard for the consequences.

In 2019, New York lawmakers approved one of the most aggressive climate policies in the world, requiring net zero emissions for all sectors of the state’s economy by mid-century. The CLCPA requires New York to acquire all of its electricity from carbon-free energy sources by 2040 and then reach net zero emissions by 2050. In fact, we are one of the few states in the U.S. (if not the only one) with legally binding emissions reduction targets that meet goals set by the Paris Climate Agreement.

As the Empire Center think tank explained, New York can increase its use of renewable energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but it cannot do so cheaply while maintaining grid reliability.

Meanwhile, just as with the national GND debacle, no one will admit that we are nowhere near being able to go without the reliable energy sources (nuclear, oil, gas, coal and hydroelectric) that have served us so well since the beginning of the industrial revolution. Nor do we have sufficient storage capacity (batteries) for the energy that’s generated by unreliable wind and solar sources.

Business leaders are worried that our renewable energy infrastructure is not up to the job and that the misguided rush to lower carbon emissions is creating a concerning power deficit.

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Protests led by thousands of farmers have broken out across the Netherlands, and they're now spreading to Italy, Germany and Poland - this is a fightback against not just environmental regulations and the resulting inflation, but also the elites' Great Reset agenda.

While the demonstrations themselves have been overwhelmingly free from violence on the affected farmers' part, the response to them has been anything but: Earlier this week, Dutch police opened fire on a 16-year-old tractor driver during a protest in Heerenveen. 

While -- thank God -- this unfortunate incident did not result in any deaths or injuries, a formal investigation is still forthcoming, and farmers and concerned citizens now know, without question, what measures could be pursued in order to silence opposition to backers of the international Great Reset, which could spell doom for the livelihood of farmers everywhere.

That's why we're asking you to SIGN and SHARE this petition in support of farmers across world against intrusive, overreaching policies of globalist organizations and political leaders who seek to prioritize their own extreme environmental ideology over the ability for everyday farmers to earn a living and provide for their families and communities.

Of course, these kinds of extreme environmental policies are not only a threat to the livelihoods of farmers in the Netherlands, or just the nations that comprise the European Union, for that matter: These regulations most certainly can (and inevitably will) make their way to every corner of our world, including countries like YOURS.

In the Netherlands, specifically, lawmakers recently approved legislative proposals to significantly decrease greenhouse emissions by the end of the decade, most notably ammonia and nitrogen oxide, which are common in farming.

This plan, as championed by Christianne van der Wal, the Dutch Minister for Nature and Nitrogen Policy since January, seeks to exceed the globalist EU's agreement among Member States to reduce greenhouse emissions as a means to combat climate change by at least 40% by the year 2030, replacing the desired percentage with an even loftier 55%.

As a result, it would seem almost inevitable that thousands of farms could find themselves in jeopardy within the coming years, but Dutch farmers have no plans to stand down; in fact, this embrace of EU and World Economic Forum (WEF)-style environmental demands is the primary force behind the ongoing protests by as many as 40,000 farmers, who, in response, have taken their tractors to highways across the Netherlands, making an unmistakable statement of resistance reminiscent of that of the Canadian Freedom Convoy truckers in order to protect their livelihoods.

Similar protests have also broken among farmers in Italy, as you can see here:

Such policies are a clear tenet of the Great Reset, pushed by globalist entities around the world like the World Economic Forum. Look no further than the WEF's own "Net Zero Challenge," which seeks to coerce participants into cutting all greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050, and will inevitably threaten countless jobs and livelihoods in the process.

Let there be no doubt: these extreme environmental policies and transgressions against working people cannot be expected to stop any time soon.

That's why we must take this opportunity to make our voices heard -- whether you're a farmer, yourself; work in an industry that would be negatively affected by such policies; or simply support the hardworking men and women in your country and others who wish to maintain the freedom to provide for their families without excessive government and globalist interference.

Please SIGN and SHARE this petition in support of Dutch farmers, and farmers and workers across the world, whose livelihoods can and eventually will be harmed by the extreme environmental demands of globalist entities like the EU and WEF seeking to implement the Great Reset.

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New video highlights Canadian cricket farm (LifeSiteNews)

'Dutch farmers push back against ‘green’ tyranny, use tractors to block major highways' (LifeSiteNews)

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One of the worst decisions that was made by former Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his cronies was to shutter the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester that had been an essential part of New York’s energy supply since the 1960s. In April of 2021, the last nuclear reactor was shut down resulting in an immediate loss of 25 percent of New York City’s electrical power.

Even policy researchers see Indian Point’s closure as a mistake because the loss of the major source of carbon-free power will likely lead to a void which will in turn be filled with electricity from natural gas, at least in the near future. They say that New York State has now made it much more difficult to meet its goal, adopted two years ago, to get to 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2040.

The closing of the Indian Point nuclear power plant had the exact opposite effect to what was claimed would happen, and led to near-total dependence on fossil fuels to produce electricity in New York’s energy–hungry downstate region. A report issued last month by the New York Independent System Operator, which runs the state’s electrical grid, shows that in 2021, 89 percent of downstate energy came from natural gas and oil, up from 77 percent the previous year when both of Indian Point’s two reactors were still running.

Meanwhile, we are already experiencing the unintended consequences of the GND hypocrisy. Recently, during a brutally hot New York summer day, my suburban neighborhood began experiencing intermittent blackouts, before the power went out altogether. When it became clear that it wasn’t going back on anytime soon, the generators started coming on with a vengeance. Clean, safe, nuclear power never looked so good as grating noise and gasoline fumes filled the air of my quiet country lane as homeowners attempted to keep their lights and air conditioning turned on during the outage. Savvy New Yorkers know that these days, even if you’re not in the great north woods, you need a generator to survive the vagaries of our electrical grid.

You would think that the irrefutable evidence of destabilized energy systems, Gov. Kathy Hochul and her Democrat-Commie compatriots would back off a little, especially since this is a big election year. Sadly, because of their arrogance, incompetence, and stupidity, such is not the case and the Hochul Junta is moving forward with their biggest boondoggle yet.

Located on the Brooklyn/Queens waterfront, Renewable Ravenswood is touted as “a once–in–a–generation opportunity to transform New York City’s energy landscape, advance the state’s climate goals, and deliver victories for environmental justice and union labor.”

The reality is that around 80 percent of New York City’s electric needs are still generated by fossil fuels. There is no way that this pork barrel smorgasbord will efficiently replace the city’s largest fossil fuel power plant and make it into a “renewable energy hub.” Coupled with the loss of Indian Point, Ravenswood could end up jeopardizing and destabilizing the city’s electrical grid indefinitely, unless there is a dramatic change in the political power structure of New York state.

Speaking of which – our elections are only a few months away and if ever there was a time when Republicans had a chance to take over the governor’s mansion and the legislature, it is now.

Between the CLCPA and Hochul’s other horrors, the Democrats shouldn’t have a chance, but then again, this is New York, a state that managed to elect both Andrew Cuomo and Bill DeBlasio. We can only hope that New Yorkers wake up before it’s too late and it’s “lights out” for good.

Reprinted with permission from American Thinker.