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EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Lashes Out at Utility Companies For Spilling the Beans
Gateway Pundit ^ | 6-15-11 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 06/15/2011 3:26:48 PM PDT by radioone

Let’s face it. Obama doesn’t give a damn about creating jobs. He only cares about fundamentally changing America and destroying its wealth.

American Electric Power announced this week that the latest Obama EPA regulations will cost the company at least 600 jobs and over $6 billion which will be pushed on consumers.

Today, Barack Obama’s horrible EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson lashed out at utility companies for revealing the economic destruction of her department’s policies. She then claimed her administration’s policies will prevent premature deaths… What garbage. The Hill reported:

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson struck back Wednesday at American Electric Power, the powerful utility that recently claimed looming EPA rules will prompt a wave of coal plant closures and cost scores of jobs.

“Misleading at best, scare tactics at worst,” Jackson told reporters Wednesday after testifying at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on Clean Air Act rules.

AEP — a major coal-burning utility — last week said that EPA rules for air toxics, ozone-forming pollutants and other regulations will prompt closure of five coal-fired power plants and require costly changes at others, create a direct loss of 600 jobs and significantly boost power costs for businesses.

The utility is urging a delay in the compliance periods for the rules.

But Jackson, in her testimony to the committee, cited major benefits from implementation of Clean Air Act rules. She has accused industry lobbyists of peddling in inaccurate “doomsday” scenarios.

She noted, for instance, that new standards for power plant emissions of mercury and other air toxics proposed in March will prevent an estimated 17,000 premature deaths, 120,000 cases of childhood asthma and 850,000 days of missed work due to illness.

These radical leftists are shameless.


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: aep; agw; coal; democrats; economy; energy; envirofascism; epa; epabrownshirts; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; govtabuse; jackson; liberalfascism; lisajackson; obama; unemployment
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1 posted on 06/15/2011 3:26:54 PM PDT by radioone
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To: radioone
“will prevent an estimated 17,000 premature deaths, 120,000 cases of childhood asthma and 850,000 days of missed work due to illness”

Voodoo math. 90% of statistics are made up on the spot. But we can look at the millions of deaths the EPA is responsible for by banning DDT. EPA has killed more people than the Nazis.

2 posted on 06/15/2011 3:33:15 PM PDT by MPJackal ("From my cold dead hands.")
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To: radioone

We used to be a republic.


3 posted on 06/15/2011 3:34:14 PM PDT by Jacquerie
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To: MPJackal

Just try to stall and hold out for another 18 months or so AEP and Coal Miners, help is coming...


4 posted on 06/15/2011 3:35:23 PM PDT by apillar
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To: radioone

..she’s big into environmental “justice”


5 posted on 06/15/2011 3:35:43 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: radioone

Wow! He can destroy jobs PLUS burden us with unnecessary regulation, all at once!


6 posted on 06/15/2011 3:36:27 PM PDT by Joann37
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To: radioone

Send people like Lisa Jackson packing right into a jail cell.


7 posted on 06/15/2011 3:36:31 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: radioone
Did anyone mention that our electric bills will be going up because of this ? Like 40% to 60%...

Fewer jobs, major price increases - the dem way...

8 posted on 06/15/2011 3:37:30 PM PDT by GOPJ (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act. - - Orwell)
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To: Joann37

And this ‘plan’ will dramatically increase the cost of electricity... it’s a threefer.


9 posted on 06/15/2011 3:38:34 PM PDT by GOPJ (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act. - - Orwell)
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To: radioone

It’s time to impeach that de facto president...and convict him in the senate. Actually, since he is not Article II, Section 1 qualified...he needs to be arrested and handcuffed and put into prison...solitary confinement for the rest of his miserable life.


10 posted on 06/15/2011 3:40:14 PM PDT by shield (Rev2:9 "Woe unto those who say they are Judah and are not, but are of the synaGOGue of Satan.")
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To: MPJackal
Voodoo math. 90% of statistics are made up on the spot.

If we died in the numbers all the alarmists cited, there would be no human life left.

11 posted on 06/15/2011 3:40:31 PM PDT by umgud
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To: radioone

GO GALT NOW~!!!


12 posted on 06/15/2011 3:44:01 PM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: radioone

But Jackson, in her testimony to the committee, cited major benefits from implementation of Clean Air Act rules. She has accused industry lobbyists of peddling in inaccurate “doomsday” scenarios.

Hmmmm. Looks like another made the LIST. If she was able to look inward, I believe she would be shocked at the accusations that will be aimed at her and the agenda that is designed to kill more jobs and the economy in general if we still have an economy by the time of implementation.

Gentle folk, back in the day, I could hardly believe what I was seeing during the Clinton administration. Now just a few years later, it is even more shocking what passes for reality. Anyone believe that those of us in northern climes are going to stand for rolling blackouts at temperatures below zero?

With the cleanest air on the planet, in the USA, what makes one think they are the arbiters of even cleaner? I might have to move to Wyoming, or buy a truck to haul coal, but one needs to ask what is really important, cleaner air, or life liberty and the pursuit of happiness?


13 posted on 06/15/2011 3:45:41 PM PDT by wita
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To: freekitty

Send people like Lisa Jackson packing right into a jail cell.

It is unfortunate, but there will be a severe shortage of cells.


15 posted on 06/15/2011 3:47:58 PM PDT by wita
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To: radioone

How many people will die from lack of heat? My electric furnace cost me $400-500/MONTH from December to April for a well-insulated little two bedroom cottage last winter, set at 68 degrees.


16 posted on 06/15/2011 3:52:43 PM PDT by Judith Anne ( Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.)
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To: Mr. K

[ GO GALT NOW~!!! ]

Kinda hard to go Galt in a Police State, the only way to “Go Galt” today would be to setup a colony on the moon and if the Earth commies got to uppity about it then you cou,ld lob rocks back at them a 15,000 MPH.

Re: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.


17 posted on 06/15/2011 3:54:56 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: radioone

Of course, these same radicals want to force everyone to use mercury-filled lightbulbs.

In a sane world, it would be everyone at the EPA who would be out of a job.


18 posted on 06/15/2011 3:57:15 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: radioone

I’ve looked and looked, and I can’t find ANYTHING resembling an EPA in the enumerated powers granted to the Federal government by the Constitution...

Just sayin’


19 posted on 06/15/2011 4:03:24 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: radioone

““Misleading at best, scare tactics at worst,””

Who better to pontificate on job/cost forecasting? The affected corporations or some bureaucratic jackass?


20 posted on 06/15/2011 4:05:51 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Jacquerie

Lisa Jackson is still the same old Fascist Pig she’s always been. Nothing good can come of having that woman in a government job.


21 posted on 06/15/2011 4:07:01 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: radioone
“...will prevent an estimated 17,000 premature deaths,..."

And this is a proven fact, how?

And what exactly is a "premature" death anyway? The alphabet soup agencies, AKA our government, love to toss around that phrase along with scary numbers whatever is the current the killer du jour.

22 posted on 06/15/2011 4:14:00 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: radioone

IOW “I deny their objective data and offer these subjective statements in rebuttal.”


23 posted on 06/15/2011 4:23:06 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (From her lips to the voters' ears: Debbie Wasserman Schultz: ‘We own the economy’ June 15, 2011)
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To: radioone; marvlus; DollyCali; markomalley; Bockscar; Thunder90; Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; Normandy; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

24 posted on 06/15/2011 4:23:47 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: MPJackal

I can tell you who the EPA policies will kill for sure: Poor, old people & the disabled who have to choose whether to pay the utilities bill or eat!


25 posted on 06/15/2011 4:23:56 PM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: radioone; All

I work for AEP. This statement has been the talk of the company for a week now. Let me assure you, the statementis neither misleading or scare tactics. It’s a fact!


26 posted on 06/15/2011 4:31:36 PM PDT by mozarky2 (Ya never stand so tall as when ya stoop to stomp a statist!)
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To: radioone

Got to have a job to miss work due to illness.


27 posted on 06/15/2011 4:33:50 PM PDT by BMWR1200C
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To: MPJackal

what work days? by the time they get done with us there won’t be any.


28 posted on 06/15/2011 4:33:50 PM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: mozarky2
I work for AEP.

I honestly think we need one of two things to happen:

.....1) All coal plants shut down on a "national strike" for a week to demonstrate how things would be without them. Then publish the cost of compliance and show there is no real gain from the extra cost. Let the public make a demand to get rid of these regs based on their own cost/benefit analysis at home.

.....or.....

.....2) All coal plants refuse to abide by the new rules in solidarity and keep on with business as usual.

In either case, the federal government would have to either back down or arrest every single person involved. The public would probably learn more from the plant shutdowns since they would feel pain and hardship.

29 posted on 06/15/2011 4:45:14 PM PDT by SteamShovel (The RADIATION PIMPS...are RATS)
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To: All

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30 posted on 06/15/2011 4:45:14 PM PDT by Maverick68
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To: radioone
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson struck back Wednesday at American Electric Power, the powerful utility that recently claimed looming EPA rules will prompt a wave of coal plant closures and cost scores of jobs.

“Misleading at best, scare tactics at worst,” Jackson told reporters Wednesday after testifying at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on Clean Air Act rules.

Yea, loosing the revenue from FIVE power plants is "scare tactics."

How dare that evil power company actually want to make money.

It must be tough living full time in stupid land.

31 posted on 06/15/2011 4:57:11 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: radioone

The only deaths that will occur are the old folks dying of frost bite or heat stroke because their power was turned off for nopayment...


32 posted on 06/15/2011 4:58:09 PM PDT by tubebender (Help! I've fallen, and I can't reach my wine!)
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To: radioone

and why are there no women in that breadline photo?


33 posted on 06/15/2011 4:59:36 PM PDT by tubebender (Help! I've fallen, and I can't reach my wine!)
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To: TLI
Yea, loosing the revenue

Dang!

Did it again.

> > > LOSING < < < as in "The communist agenda is always a loser."

.

34 posted on 06/15/2011 5:12:17 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: wita

They have a few that are empty


35 posted on 06/15/2011 5:13:04 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: radioone
She noted, for instance, that new standards for power plant emissions of mercury and other air toxics proposed in March will prevent an estimated 17,000 premature deaths, 120,000 cases of childhood asthma and 850,000 days of missed work due to illness.

How many premature deaths and cases of childhood illness will be caused by parents losing or not being able to get a job or having to use an increasingly greater percent of their income on energy?
36 posted on 06/15/2011 5:25:13 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: radioone

Where is Congress???


37 posted on 06/15/2011 5:25:14 PM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: muawiyah

These are the people who, given the chance, would send every Freeper to a labor camp.


38 posted on 06/15/2011 5:26:58 PM PDT by Jacquerie
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To: radioone

Many hard working people will be out on the streets. Sorry, my house can’t take much more.


39 posted on 06/15/2011 5:27:28 PM PDT by dforest
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To: radioone
...will prevent an estimated 17,000 premature deaths, 120,000 cases of childhood asthma and 850,000 days of missed work due to illness.

So, when a company does a cost analysis of what regulations will do to their bottom-line, they are fear mongering and using scare tactics.

But, the administration pulling BS statistics out of the butts on the number of maybe-possibly-kinda sorta prevented nose bleeds is supposed to be gospel?!? Hell, if these numbers are half as accurate as their stimulus estimates, then they still aren't worth the used paper I just flushed down the toilet thirty minutes ago!! IDIOTS!
40 posted on 06/15/2011 5:38:55 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: Jacquerie

She seems a lot like someone who’d slip up behind you and start gnawing on your ankle if she could. But Fur Shur, she’s a camp guard type.


41 posted on 06/15/2011 6:17:34 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: GraceG

That would be 25000 MPH, not 15000MPH


42 posted on 06/15/2011 6:24:14 PM PDT by no-s (B.L.O.A.T. and every day...because some day soon they won't be making any more...for you.)
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To: radioone
The utility is urging a delay in the compliance periods for the rules.

The tenth of Never would be good.

43 posted on 06/15/2011 6:29:23 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: radioone

It’s not just AEP - TVA, a federal agency, is also planning on decommissioning several older coal-fired generating units because of the environazis at EPA. That is public information. My wallet is getting nervous because my energy rates are going to continue to climb.


44 posted on 06/15/2011 6:44:11 PM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: radioone; 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ...
She noted, for instance, that new standards for power plant emissions of mercury and other air toxics proposed in March will prevent an estimated 17,000 premature deaths, 120,000 cases of childhood asthma and 850,000 days of missed work due to illness.

17,000 premature deaths prevented? How does she figure that one? Does anybody even die from mercury in the air these days?

120,000 cases of childhood asthma prevented? I suppose that could be true, provided that these rules eliminate rat scat, dust mites and other breathing hazards in the home.

850,000 days of missed work due to illness prevented? How many of those sick days are even due to somebody actually being ill?

PING!

45 posted on 06/15/2011 9:15:48 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obamao thinks DWS is cute (!!))
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To: muawiyah

Judging by that picture of her, I would have to agree with your assessment.


46 posted on 06/15/2011 9:23:36 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obamao thinks DWS is cute (!!))
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To: radioone

Bump


47 posted on 06/15/2011 9:31:01 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (F U B O ! ! !)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Lashes Out at Utility Companies For Spilling the Beans
_________________________________________

What Beans ???

Baked Beans

Green Beans

Lima Beans

Kidney Beans

Canned Beans

Mexican Jumping Beans

Bush Beans

Pole Beans

Scarlett Runner Beans


48 posted on 06/15/2011 9:45:01 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: radioone

Jackson is the first person of African American descent to serve as EPA Administrator

In a draw-dropping example of the old saw that “correlation does not equate to causation” the administrator told America that the Clean Air Act has created a venerable cornucopia of riches:

“…as air pollution has dropped over the last 40 years, our national GDP has risen by 207 percent. The total benefits of the Clean Air Act amount to more than 40 times the costs of regulation. For every one dollar we have spent, we have received more than $40 of benefits in return, making the Clean Air Act one of the most cost-effective things the American people have done for themselves in the last half century.”


49 posted on 06/15/2011 9:45:16 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

My goodness, that’s for sure.

“…as Keith Richard has shriveled continuously over the last 40 years, our national GDP has risen by 207 percent.”

Makes about as much sense.


50 posted on 06/15/2011 9:48:43 PM PDT by babyfreep
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