Bonus gem

Paul LePage, Governor of Maine, has never been a spirited advocate for clean energy and energy efficiency (please note understatement). This summer he's taking his unofficial campaign for more domestic, private chartered planes to the masses. But before we get to his gem of a quote, here's the operations manager for Augusta State Airport in Maine on what the sky looks like on any given afternoon as the nation's most wealthy parents ship their kids in and out of summer camps:

“We have 50 to 60 jets up here in just that one day,” Mr. Kilmer said. “It’s a madhouse because they all leave at the same time, between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.”

LePage is a big fan. Private airplane freedom for all! It's the American dream in a nutshell:

“Love it, love it, love it,” Mr. LePage said of the private-plane traffic generated by summer camps. “I wish they’d stay a week while they’re here. This is a big business.”

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