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A better candidate for Republicans

Letter to the Editor

When faced with two good candidates for the 2nd Congressional District to defeat Ann McLane Kuster, one must look at subtle differences like a candidate’s support for the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

Gary Lambert truly believes in the end goals of RGGI, as shown on his website. I agree with them, also. However, the common goals we have for reducing emissions ought not to come from another layer of tax-funded bureacratic regulatory agencies with offices of paid police staff who count carbon trading cards. Market-driven solutions for lower-emitting power and higher efficiency are always the ones with the biggest payback and best technological advancement. Marilinda Garcia has been opposed to RGGI because she recognizes it as a bigger-government, top-down, permanent albatross for the Northeast. For that reason, she is the best conservative candidate in the race. ...

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When faced with two good candidates for the 2nd Congressional District to defeat Ann McLane Kuster, one must look at subtle differences like a candidate’s support for the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

Gary Lambert truly believes in the end goals of RGGI, as shown on his website. I agree with them, also. However, the common goals we have for reducing emissions ought not to come from another layer of tax-funded bureacratic regulatory agencies with offices of paid police staff who count carbon trading cards. Market-driven solutions for lower-emitting power and higher efficiency are always the ones with the biggest payback and best technological advancement. Marilinda Garcia has been opposed to RGGI because she recognizes it as a bigger-government, top-down, permanent albatross for the Northeast. For that reason, she is the best conservative candidate in the race.

David Peters

Amherst