Sunday, April 22, 2007

WBZ Channel 4 in Boston just announced that Governor Deval Patrick has signed a bill which (starting emediately) will require private developers to calculate the amount of 'greenhouse gasses' that will be released by their construction projects, and provide offsets.

It's not like Massachusetts hasn't put the screws to business enough...now the construction industries are burdened with another bill. Housing costs will go up. Jobs will be lost. More people and businesses will leave the state.



Yep, the Massachusetts Miracle!

What a bunch of yahoos...

UPDATE It appears from this Globe story that this is about major projects. However, I think there will still be some negative economic effects. Also, if by "large scale projects" they include any multiple dwelling construction (if for example a developer is building 5 or more units at a time, or even 10 or 20), there will still be a negative effect on housing costs. I'm not quite as incensed as I was, but we'll wait and see how this plays out.

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