Skip to comments.Let the EPA Hear Your Voice
Posted on 08/24/2012 6:18:05 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to force expensive mandates on affordable coal-based electricity that will cause electricity rates to rise sharply in the future, with a corresponding negative effect on jobs and local economies.
The EPA's proposed rule for National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter will be disastrous for small jurisdictions that do not meet the unreasonable standard set by the EPA - it's simply another ill-conceived regulation that will deny Americans affordable and reliable coal-based electricity.
The public comment period is open until August 31st and we need you to let the EPA hear your voice - tell the un-elected bureaucrats running the EPA that they have gone too far.
The proposed Particulate Matter standard is yet another example of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) forcing expensive mandates on states, coal-based electricity and the mining community. EPA is rushing to judgment with this rule, and has entered into a consent decree with environmental groups against the best interests of the public.
Designation as a non-attainment area for PM2.5 has immediate and potentially severe consequences for local jurisdictions in the form of straining already thin local resources while simultaneously driving away manufacturing and investment. Restrictive regulations such as this one discourage industrial and commercial activity in and around a non-attainment area. This will stifle job growth in a business's local community. The resulting reductions in property tax collections will also impair localities' capacity to provide crucial services like public safety and education.
EPA's proposed rule will also impact the mining community through stricter nonattainment standards, the retention of an overly stringent limit for coarse particulates, and the impossibly dense secondary visibly standard.
I urge EPA to withdraw and reconsider the proposed Particulate Matter standard.
And it not like I’m not on enough of the gub mints pooh lists,
Christian, Ex military, White guy, married, NRA member.
Consevative, business owner.
Hell, I’m surprised the thought police haven’t come for me yet.
Say it isn't so!
Next you will be telling us that you hunt...and fish...and drink beer and drive fast!
yep all those and every other list the obammy crowd hates and fears.
And I ride a Harley too.
I've got you matched one for one for every thing on your list!
Add a couple of horses, some chickens, dogs and cats, and you are me!
Yeah but I fled California years ago so I could afford all the neat crap I have.
This state does suck, but it is where my 1,076 current clients are, so I am pretty much here for the duration.
It is rural here, so minimal hordes to deal with.
Can't find anything good to say regards the dirtbags in the state house.
I lived in North Hollywood, Alhambra, and Canoga Park for about 16 years. Not much rural there.
Now, about 15 miles west of Port St. Lucie, Fl.
What part of the Golden State are you at?
We’re going to let the EPA “hear our voice” on Nov 6, 2012.