(7) You write that the region needs to “become radically less energy and fossil fuel intensive while strengthening the regional economy.” Please provide data or empirical evidence that the region needs to become less energy and fuel intensive. There is no evidence that the regional economy can become stronger without fossil fuels. You implicitly make the claim that it is possible, but there is no empirical evidence that it is. Please provide some. You wild, unverified claims amount to superstition, not intelligent policy making.
The best way for New York to grow is to abolish Engage Mid-Hudson and fire three quarters of New York’s vampire government. Would you please explain your track record in fostering economic development in a state that has lagged the national economic performance for decades? To be precise: What do you know about economic development? Is Orange County successful in developing economically compared to North Dakota or other carbon energy-developing states?