The Left have been fear-mongering about the environment for years.
Panic over warming temperatures has become a central plank of the Democratic Party.
But Elizabeth Warren won’t live down what her state just did to show they’re not serious about climate change.
Many liberal policies have the unintended consequence of making matters worse.
Such was the case at a high school in the home state of self-avowed climate change warrior Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).
The school district installed a new, energy-efficient system that it cannot cut off.
The 7,000 lights of Minnechaug Regional High School have been on for nearly a year and a half, costing taxpayers a small fortune.
Light glitch only costing thousands of dollars per month
The lighting system was supposed to save money and energy, but the software for it malfunctioned in late August 2021, and nobody seems to be able to fix it.
Aaron Osborne, the assistant superintendent of finance at the Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District, said in an interview, “We are very much aware this is costing taxpayers a significant amount of money…And we have been doing everything we can to get this problem solved.”
It’s quite sad that the government needs more than a year and a half to turn off the lights in one building.
Osborne added, “I would say the net impact is in the thousands of dollars per month on average, but not in the tens of thousands.”
So the fiasco is only costing thousands of dollars per month.
Supposedly the issue is that parts needed to replace the system had to be ordered from China, which speaks volumes about supply chain disruptions and the decline of American manufacturing.
Paul Mustone, president of Reflex Lighting Group, said that the system will be upgraded some time in February and that “yes, there will be a remote override switch so this won’t happen again.”
Wilbraham’s town selectmen complained to the school district, “The image it projects is one of profligacy in a time when many families in the communities the District serves are struggling with their own energy costs.”
That would be putting it mildly.
Lilli DiGrande, co-editor of the school’s newspaper, explained, “The teachers were complaining because they couldn’t dim the lights to show videos and movies on the whiteboard…The teachers now try to get around it by unscrewing light bulbs. But the lights seem to be on everywhere in the school.”
Proponents of big government believe they should control every facet of Americans’ lives, but it takes them a year and a half to turn off a light switch.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.