Skip to comments.EPA holds 12-hour hearings with environmentalists to slow coal production
Posted on 05/24/2012 8:58:33 PM PDT by Nachum
The Environmental Protection Agency held 12 hours of stacked hearings in Washington, D.C. and Chicago on Thursday in favor of a regulation that analysts have concluded would kill the building of new conventional coal plants in the U.S.
Among the participants scheduled to testify in consecutive five minute blocks throughout the day were multiple representatives from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and environmental activists from the Sierra Club, the Environmental Defense Fund, the Natural Resources Defense Council and Greenpeace.
The proposed rule, reported by The Washington Post in March, limits the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by power plants to no more than 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt hour. While the EPA is keeping public comments on the regulation open until June 25, the dice have already been cast by the Obama administration against conventional coal plants, fulfilling a January 2008 campaign promise by the president.
The average U.S. natural gas plant, which emits 800 to 850 pounds of CO2 per megawatt hour, meets that standard; coal plants emit an average of 1,768 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt hour, the Post reported.
Natural gas a competitor to coal and the Sierra Club have had historically close financial ties. Natural gas companies paid the Sierra Club $26 million over four years to battle the coal industry. Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune dismissed the connection in a February blog post.
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Odd that Nixon, a staunch anti-Communist, would both give birth to the EPA and hence provide a footing for the commie enviro groups to wreak their havoc on this country under the guise of saving its physical health while destroying its economic health.
What does the NAACP have to do with coal except that they are a Communist front organization trying to destroy this nation?
It's black, you'd think they'd be defending it.
As an ESoC (Energy Source of Color) I'm outraged by this -- Coal
There is rational way to resolve the dispute. Allow real science into the debate. In this case that obviously didn't happen.
That's why the Federal Rules of Evidence were created, and why they still exist.
As far as I can tell, the EPA totally has ignored the established rules to determine science, and to separate whim from substance in formulating our laws.
“What does the NAACP have to do with coal?”
Coal being black, maybe they think it’s racist!!!
Expensive energy = fewer peasants.
That's how the overlords see it.
Anything to make energy expensive.
Executive Branch, Legislative Branch, Judicial Branch, EPA.
And those few surviving peasants can travel wherever they want...as long as it’s no farther than 50 miles from where you were born.
Once-upon-a-time, destroying this country from within was considered treason.
Let me guess; NAA(L)CP objects to coal mining because very few blacks are empolyed as miners?
I believe their “reasoning” likely was that the coal dust made the caucasian miners look like their were wearing “black face” and therefore were “disrespectful”...so obvious.
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