Skip to comments.Region 1 EPA Administrator: Obama coal rules ‘painful every step of the way'
Posted on 06/04/2012 3:59:28 PM PDT by bobsunshine
Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe plans to highlight a little-known speech by an EPA regional administrator who admitted on video that the Obamas administrations air regulations will kill the coal industry.
Lisa Jackson has put forth a very powerful message to the country. Just two days ago, the decision on greenhouse gas performance standard and saying basically gas plants are the performance standard which means if you want to build a coal plant you got a big problem. That was a huge decision, Region 1 EPA Administrator Curtis Curt Spalding says, in footage filmed at Yale University.
You cant imagine how tough that was, Spalding continued. Because you got to remember if you go to West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and all those places, you have coal communities who depend on coal. And to say that we just think those communities should just go away, we cant do that. But she had to do what the law and policy suggested. And its painful. Its painful every step of the way.
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Can you name the 4 branches of gov’t?
Curt, I appreciate your stand on this. Can you give us some very specifics on the "law and policy" this is based on? Thanks!
>>>>You cant imagine how tough that was, Spalding continued. Because you got to remember if you go to West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and all those places, you have coal communities who depend on coal. And to say that we just think those communities should just go away, we cant do that. But she had to do what the law and policy suggested. And its painful. Its painful every step of the way.<<<<
You could resign in protest !!!
They did it to the San Joaquin valley in California using the delta smelt. There is no reason to doubt they will do it with coal. They also will not care what happens to the people effected and they will barely cover it on the MSM. Good luck!
Kill coal and oil and the industries that go with them.
Reward your enemies and smite your friends.
Sorry to say this, but if this guy gets re-elected, America is going to be a far, far different place. Poorer, darker (as in fewer lights), and more dangerous. Sort of like a North American version of East Germany.
TIME FOR A “MILLION MINERS (AND FAMILIES) MARCH ON DC”.
And by the way, they should stop at Comrade Richard Trumka’s dacha and say hello, with pick axes and sledge hammers. It is known as the AFL-CIO.
What about Obama’s statement that if a power company were to build a coal fired plant, HE would bankrupt them?
They were his words. Not some unknown, faceless bureaucrat. Obama’s. If that’s not a part of every pubbie commercial, they deserve to lose.
Time for a “MILLION MINERS AND FAMILIES MARCH ON DC”, including a pick axe and hammer march to Comrade Richard Trumka’s dacha known as the AFL-CIO.
The Australians have their military “Diggers”. So do we, and it is time to bury the comrades and their thugs in the unions.
“Well, what Jackson and Obama are doing is not required or even suggested by “the law.””
That’s the key.
Now here’s the real problem. Under the Clean Air Act, any regulation, once successfully imposed, never can be revoked or diminished. Even if EPA does repeal the regulation formally, federal judges likely will rule that it retains full force and effect unless EPA passes even stricter regulations to replace the repealed regulations. So a new President can do nothing to stop the demise of the coal industry once decreed.
Only Congress can do that, and that would require Congress through legislation to repeal the relevant portions of the Clean Air Act and to order EPA directly and clearly to repeal its regulations without regard to the anti-backsliding provisions of the Clean Air Act. To repeal an EPA regulation, the Congress would have to act in the interests of the American people and ignore the environmental lobby and its special-interest lawyers and campaign contributions. Congress almost certainly will not do anything even remotely close to something so sensible. The past several years gives practically no precedent for such lawmaking on any issue, regardless of the party in power.
So the demise of the coal industry is now effectively irrevocable. And likewise, half of the electricity industry will vanish. And if EPA yields to the anti-fracking folks, then most of even that remnant will collapse, at least for those not among the high elites of American society (including tax collectors, bureaucrats, and politicians).
This regime fulfills the yearning desires of the American people, who enthusiastically elected a politician who promised to render electricity unaffordable to them personally, to encumber their access to heating in winter and air conditioning in summer, to ration their health care, to limit their access to food, and even to annihilate their posterity.