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EPA regulations could make it difficult for Americans to stay warm this winter
the Daily Caller via YahooNews ^ | 12/14/2010

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 EPA’s 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 EPA’s public enemy number one. And in absence of a comprehensive energy bill, the agency’s strategy has instead been to regulate and cap its use, which is bad news for the country’s 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 Policy’s Project21. “Heavy demand and higher prices due to the Obama Administration’s 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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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhoepa; blacklash; capandtrade; communism; defundepa; democrats; deneenborelli; economy; energy; envirofascism; envirowackos; epa; freedomworks; globalcooling; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; liberalfascism; obama; project21
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Remember 0bama saying he would increase the prices of coal operating power plants? Well folks he didn't even need congress to accomplish this.

History: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2642011/posts>Court won't block EPA climate regulations

Again, something sneaking around through the authorities Congress has given away in previous legislation. All able to be handled through activist courts and under the radar.

It looks like some of the MSM are finally picking up on what is about to slam American families in the bitter cold of winter.

Merry Christmas Tiny Tim America.

1 posted on 12/14/2010 7:10:23 AM PST by EBH
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To: EBH
The effin' EPA IS PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER ONE!

Abolish it YESTERDAY !

2 posted on 12/14/2010 7:12:02 AM PST by Huebolt (It's not over until there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
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To: EBH

What was it BO said about the coal industry? Oh yeah, he was gonna bankrupt them.


3 posted on 12/14/2010 7:14:23 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Huebolt
Glad this has come out today. Gas will be over $4 by Christmas and they will take more of our money for what????
4 posted on 12/14/2010 7:15:27 AM PST by cameraeye (A happy kufir!)
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To: EBH

Part of me relishes the thought of West Virginians who voted democrat freezing in the dark by next winter, as their men mine coal that will be shipped to China


5 posted on 12/14/2010 7:15:43 AM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: EBH

I wonder how long the global warming crowd will continue to believe that the planet is really warming up because of us, even though we get record-breaking cold year after year after year.


6 posted on 12/14/2010 7:15:52 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: EBH

I live in an area (rural WV) where coal and wood are used in many cases as the primary source of heat for many homes. This continued out of control EPA regulation will have a significant impact on all of us.


7 posted on 12/14/2010 7:15:57 AM PST by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: EBH

8 posted on 12/14/2010 7:16:55 AM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: driftdiver

Video of Obama, coal bankruptcy

http://hotair.com/archives/2008/11/03/video-of-obama-coal-bankruptcy/

Did anybody really realize this was happening on Jan. 2, 2011?


9 posted on 12/14/2010 7:17:16 AM PST by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: driftdiver

“What was it BO said about the coal industry? Oh yeah, he was gonna bankrupt them.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlTxGHn4sH4


10 posted on 12/14/2010 7:18:46 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Huebolt

“effin’ EPA”

Effing Is what the ‘E’ stands for? Wow. ;> It’s odd that this word is not used more. /s

Effing cold today.


11 posted on 12/14/2010 7:19:11 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah coel Jmeth. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: driftdiver

Here in Michigan a company spent several years and millions of dollars on permit applications and studies etc in hopes of building a clean coal fired plant.

Then last year the state denied the permit citing a lack of demand. Less than one month later they gave a permit for a wind farm despite the so called lack of demand.

The EPA and greentards intend to harass and break the energy producers.


12 posted on 12/14/2010 7:20:32 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: driftdiver

And of course the UMWA supported Obama. Just absolutely boggles the mind.


13 posted on 12/14/2010 7:21:34 AM PST by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: phormer phrog phlyer

How To Stay Warm tip from the UK: Old folks who can’t afford to heat their homes are spending the day riding the city bus to stay warm.
Just trying to help. :{


14 posted on 12/14/2010 7:22:00 AM PST by WestwardHo (Whom the gods would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: EBH

So when millions of households install wood stoves, cut down
acres of trees for wood, this will be better. These people are freaking morons


15 posted on 12/14/2010 7:22:18 AM PST by grb
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To: EBH

If the Republicans can’t or are unwilling to help us rein in this kind of crap, it’s about time we start looking at other options!


16 posted on 12/14/2010 7:24:23 AM PST by The Cajun
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To: EBH

The main thrust of the EPA should be to guarantee clean air and clear water as much as possible for the US.

But in doing so should also not overstep its authority which is to say intrude unnecessarily into the business community and endanger the US economy through overregulation.

A balance must be maintained and the far left enviromental nutjob commies should not be in a position to dictate such extreme radical regulation.


17 posted on 12/14/2010 7:26:02 AM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: cameraeye
Gas will be over $4 by Christmas and they will take more of our money for what????

For giving the whores on Capitol Hill more of our money to buy themselves votes. There is no requirement to spend the extra money on anything in particular, as far as I know.

18 posted on 12/14/2010 7:27:15 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: cripplecreek

Link to the EPA Fact Sheet on the changes that go into effect 1/2/11

http://www.epa.gov/NSR/documents/20100413fs.pdf


19 posted on 12/14/2010 7:27:36 AM PST by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: EBH

Bottom up, middle out, top down?


20 posted on 12/14/2010 7:28:18 AM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Huebolt

First, the Congress should declare that the EPA cannot regulate CO2 emissions.


21 posted on 12/14/2010 7:37:07 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: silverleaf

Yeah, except many of Florida’s power plants are coal fired. It was in the high 20’s this morning in the outlying areas of Orlando. I want heat!

On a kind of funny note, the young kid here in the office (mid-20’s, really old enough to know better) was not going to run the heat this winter. That all changed last night. He routinely picks things out of the garbage that I have not properly put in the recycle can, wipes the crumbs off his plate with his hand instead of washing it to save water, etc.


22 posted on 12/14/2010 7:38:50 AM PST by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: EBH

That video doesn’t work anymore. Try this one.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7Jojrgx8eM&feature=related


23 posted on 12/14/2010 7:43:25 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: EBH

That fact sheet says this...

“Emissions from small farms, restaurants, and all but the very largest commercial facilities will not be covered by these programs at this time.”

These regs will be imposed upon them in short order and watch food costs soar to ionospheric heights never before imagined.


24 posted on 12/14/2010 7:50:01 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Roos_Girl

I rarely turn up the heat in winter. If it gets too cold I make sure I have enough heavy blankets and pile them on.


25 posted on 12/14/2010 7:50:16 AM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: EBH

It is past time someone cut the power and heat to their offices. Let them lead by example. No more government vehicles, no air travel, no heat, no air conditioning in summer. Let them work as they would have us live.


26 posted on 12/14/2010 7:53:18 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Ev Reeman

Do you wear a heavy winter coat in the house for times when you’re not in bed?

Do you run the A/C in summer? Or just wear a bathing suit all the time?

Seems like it’d become a bit inconvenient day after day.


27 posted on 12/14/2010 7:53:48 AM PST by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Ev Reeman

I’m pretty conservative with my heat as well.

I keep the thermostat at about 70 degrees and live in long johns during the winter. I also close off a bedroom and seal the register during the winter.


28 posted on 12/14/2010 7:54:47 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Roos_Girl
Seems like it’d become a bit inconvenient day after day.

Big gas bills are a lot more inconvenient.
29 posted on 12/14/2010 7:55:58 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Jack Hydrazine

You have it wrong. If you plot Al Gore’s time line for global warming with the increased cost of power to hear out homes, it works out even. As the Earth warms, we need less heat and the total bill is the same.

There is no need to worry about the price of gas as there is no reason to go out and buy Chinese made products laced with asbestos.

Finally, the Obama regulations will help lower the cost of heating our homes. There are several web sites showing us how to make logs out of paper. Simply write to the government and ask for the regulations. When the truck delivers them, convert them to paper logs and burn them in the fireplace. Take the savings and mail it to the EPA to cover your emission fines and once again, break even.

What is the problem?


30 posted on 12/14/2010 7:56:01 AM PST by j35jazz (Replacements)
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To: EBH

Anyone who wants to destroy this could do so in little time. The CO2 oligarchs and their greentard fringe friends are but a small part of the Democratic barbarian horde. Pick out some rivals in this barbarian horde and tell them they will bear the price for white weenie liberal vanity/profit. Its called divide and conquer folks.


31 posted on 12/14/2010 8:03:03 AM PST by junta (S.C.U.M. = State Controlled Unreliable Media)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

If you get your power from a coal fired power plant, be it a farm, restaurant, etc. You will be paying for this in the higher prices.

Thereby through those prices... you will do everything possible to control your heating/cooling expenses.

What regulation needs to be written.

Oh and in case you have your own industrial boiler, being small, etc. will keep you exempt? Nope...check this out

Agencies Critique Boiler Industry’s Excessive Claims of the Cost of EPA’s Proposed Rule
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2642018/posts

The National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA) issued a report that refutes the exaggerated cost estimates that the boiler industry has claimed would result from EPA’s proposed air pollution regulations for industrial boilers. According to NACAA, industry’s claims include inflated estimates of how much EPA’s June 2010 proposed hazardous air pollution regulation for boilers would cost and the threat it poses to American jobs. In addition, the industry estimates ignore the enormous public health benefits and creation of new jobs that controls on emissions from industrial boilers would provide.

In August 2010, the industrial boiler industry published a report that purported to calculate the cost of the rule, without giving due consideration to its benefits. Besides claiming that the rule would cost $113 billion economy-wide, the industry report stated that it would put over 300,000 jobs “at risk.”

NACAA’s detailed report entitled, EPA’s Proposed Regulations on Hazardous Air Pollutants from Boilers: A Critique of the Boiler Industry’s Excessive Cost Claims, sets the record straight by refuting the outsized estimates contained in the industry report. It describes some of the erroneous features of the industry analysis, including: (1) the number of sources that must install controls was grossly overestimated; (2) the “cost” of the rule did not incorporate positive economic benefits from new capital investment—including the creation of new jobs; (3) the positive impacts of increased life expectancy, reduced health care costs, and other health-related benefits were not factored in the report; (4) one-time project costs were overestimated; and, (5) assumptions about the negative impact of investments in pollution controls are unlikely in the current economy.


32 posted on 12/14/2010 8:15:37 AM PST by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: EBH
Non-ruling-class humans are a burden on the environment.

The more of them who die, the better.

33 posted on 12/14/2010 8:18:30 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (DEFCON I ALERT: The federal cancer has metastasized. All personnel report to their battle stations.)
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To: Roos_Girl
He routinely picks things out of the garbage that I have not properly put in the recycle can, wipes the crumbs off his plate with his hand instead of washing it to save water, etc.

I respect people who "walk the walk", acting according to their beliefs, until they try to force the rest of us to comply. Then I just wanna' shoot 'em!

34 posted on 12/14/2010 8:37:01 AM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty too! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: EBH
The new GOP run House should deny all funding to this American Hating department.

"Green Jobs"--Another Hoax
35 posted on 12/14/2010 8:43:19 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: EBH

lol, I just threw a couple more logs into my woodstove to celebrate the EPA


36 posted on 12/14/2010 8:46:02 AM PST by Lancey Howard (Pray for 3/5.)
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To: combat_boots
I saw "John Effin' Kerry" here once and thought it as good a euphemism as I've seen...

;D

37 posted on 12/14/2010 8:47:16 AM PST by Huebolt (It's not over until there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
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To: EBH

Anybody know what the thermostat in the White House is set at this winter?


38 posted on 12/14/2010 9:04:51 AM PST by abovethefray
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To: EBH
Here is a great article which explains how to stop the communists in our government from using
commissions and agencies from enforcing unconstitutional regulations.

Government Regulatory Reform
39 posted on 12/14/2010 9:06:05 AM PST by orinoco
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To: EBH

Incredible!

Here we are in the 21st Century in the most advanced society on the face of the Earth, freezing our asses off because loonies are loose swinging in the rafters of the Capitol overiding science, creating nonsensical laws from feelings.

Somebody wake up the Organ Grinder, and get this Monkey back under control.


40 posted on 12/14/2010 9:41:22 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: grb

I read somewhere they were trying to ban woodstoves.


41 posted on 12/14/2010 9:52:09 AM PST by PastorBooks
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To: PastorBooks; grb

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.

http://www.epa.gov/burnwise/


42 posted on 12/14/2010 10:14:04 AM PST by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: grb

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”.


43 posted on 12/14/2010 10:14:16 AM PST by nomad
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To: PastorBooks
Can they ban stick welders and boiler plate steel? Americans are an ingenious lot, a little improvisation can go a long way.
44 posted on 12/14/2010 10:18:21 AM PST by nomad
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To: EBH

The D-rats are going for broke with all these regs.


45 posted on 12/14/2010 10:44:23 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: grb

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.


46 posted on 12/14/2010 12:02:41 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: Jack Hydrazine

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.


47 posted on 12/14/2010 3:35:59 PM PST by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: EBH

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.


48 posted on 12/14/2010 4:35:26 PM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: EBH

The bureaucrats are our masters.


49 posted on 12/14/2010 5:28:48 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: EBH; meyer; Normandy; Whenifhow; TenthAmendmentChampion; Clive; scripter; Darnright; WL-law; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

50 posted on 12/15/2010 4:01:34 AM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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