Skip to comments.EPA regulations could make it difficult for Americans to stay warm this winter
Posted on 12/14/2010 7:10:19 AM PST by EBH
With reports predicting brutally-cold weather to envelop much of the U.S. in the coming weeks, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations could make it harder for Americans to stay warm. According to the National Center for Public Policy, the EPAs regulatory war on greenhouse gas emissions will drastically increase costs for the majority of Americans who get their heat generated from coal.
Coal happens to be the chief emitter of carbon dioxide and other pollutants, making it the EPAs public enemy number one. And in absence of a comprehensive energy bill, the agencys strategy has instead been to regulate and cap its use, which is bad news for the countrys coldest regions. [ For complete coverage of politics and policy, go to Yahoo! Politics ]
According to a press release from the National Center for Public Policy, the Congressional Research Service this year has already predicted that the average American household will spend $986 just for heat this winter. As far south as Atlanta, Georgia, hundreds have already waited in line for government assistance programs to help pay their energy bills.
With millions of Americans unemployed and struggling to keep their homes warm, the need for government assistance will only increase, said Deneen Borelli of the National Center for Public Policys Project21. Heavy demand and higher prices due to the Obama Administrations assault on the fossil fuels we rely upon are going to stretch charities to their limits and beyond, she said in a press release.
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I read somewhere they were trying to ban woodstoves.
Burn Wise is a partnership program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that emphasizes the importance of burning the right wood, the right way, in the right wood-burning appliance to protect your home, health, and the air we breathe. Within this site you will find information for consumers to make informed decisions about what it means to burn wise. State and local agencies will discover ways to improve air quality in their communities through changeout programs and education. And partners will learn about how they can work with EPA to bring cleaner-burning appliances to market.
Peat moss will burn (smolder) for surprisingly long,how much is a bale? If you live near an old swamp you may want to get your share before the eco-nuts declare it a “protected wet land”.
The D-rats are going for broke with all these regs.
Wood pellet stoves can use a fuel based upon farm waste / biomass. This would allow for the trees to stay up, the farmers to make some small amount of money, and stove owners to pay less than electricity to heat their homes.
Even if we get them out of congress it won’t and doesn’t matter. The regs and the authority was already given to them in the course of the previous decades of legislation.
In other words ...they don’t need congress. All they is the “Presidents Agenda” to act.
The joke is on us.
It was primarily the poorer people looking for free money from other people that voted for Zero. It will be them that cannot handle any increase in heating bills. Screw ‘em. I can afford mine just fine.
The bureaucrats are our masters.
All we need is Obama’s warm smile to heat our houses.
Ask him why he is still breathing.
EPA = Effin Prohibitionist A$$hats
EPA = Effin Prohibitionist A$$hats
The new Congress needs to officially mandate that CO2 is not a pollutant and EPA may NOT regulate it as such, the EPA’s statist regulatory dreams notwithstanding.
Oh, come on, now; next you'll e trying to tell us that the EPA/Clean Air Act/Endangered Species Act somehow had something to do with the loss of forest jobs, closing of sawmills, and rising lumber prices...
Oh, wait! They DID!
BUMP!!!! Start paying attention folks.