Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Northwest's Largest Coal-Fired Power Plant In Political Cross Hairs
Oregon Public Broadcasting ^ | 02/16/2011 | Tom Banse

Posted on 02/16/2011 12:31:49 PM PST by FreeAtlanta

Earlier this winter, Oregon regulators sealed a deal to shut down the coal-fired power plant in Boardman by 2020.  Now the one other large coal-fired power plant in the Northwest is in the political cross hairs....posted using frpa

(Excerpt) Read more at opbnews.org ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: ban; coal; energy; envirowackos; luddites; obama; suicide
The left are suicidal. Unfortunately, they are into murder suicide and they want to take us with them.
1 posted on 02/16/2011 12:31:58 PM PST by FreeAtlanta
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

Comment #2 Removed by Moderator

To: FreeAtlanta

I want to franchise treadmill powered home generators nationwide.


3 posted on 02/16/2011 12:35:11 PM PST by AU72
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FreeAtlanta

I thought “cross hairs” was now restricted rhetoric. Where is that AZ sheriff when we need him?


4 posted on 02/16/2011 12:36:05 PM PST by NEMDF
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FreeAtlanta; mmanager; Fiddlstix; Fractal Trader; FrPR; enough_idiocy; meyer; Normandy; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

5 posted on 02/16/2011 12:39:08 PM PST by steelyourfaith ("Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty." -- Wendell Phillips)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FreeAtlanta

Oregon Public Broadcasting? Do they somehow do “broadcasting” without using electricity? I’m missing something I’m sure.


6 posted on 02/16/2011 12:41:18 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FreeAtlanta

It would be interesting to know where the hell they think that lost capacity will come from. Certainly not dams since they have long been on a campaign to get rid of them. Pretty soon we’ll not only have to build a mexican border fence but also fences around states like Oregon, California and cities like Detroit to keep the third world democrats from polluting the rest of the country.


7 posted on 02/16/2011 12:52:57 PM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FreeAtlanta
Al Gore has spent years and much money campaigning and fundraising for Green candidates in western states. The strategy was to create a fossil-fuel-free region with its own cap-and-trade system to serve as a model for a mandated national scheme. Gore and his partner, former Goldman Sachs investment expert David Blood, have purchased carbon credit paper from around the world through their Generation Investment Management fund. Investors include the Church of England to the tune of $250 million. Once Congress enacted Cap-and-Trade Gore and Blood would have a captive market in the U.S. industrial sector to sell their credits. The value of these credits would inflate substantially once the president signed the new law. Shutting down coal-fired generators wasn't really in Gore's equation because carbon-emitting industry would be his market.
8 posted on 02/16/2011 12:56:50 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AU72

I’ve wanted to hook all the exercise equipment in
all the gyms in America up to the grid for a long
time, look at that wasted energy.


9 posted on 02/16/2011 1:13:42 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: FreeAtlanta

Soon, Oregon voters will be demanding power from other states to keep them from freezing and expensive utility bills.


10 posted on 02/16/2011 1:15:35 PM PST by Dapper 26
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RJS1950

It would be interesting to know where the hell they think that lost capacity will come from.

Hopefully from nowhere.

No utility in the business, should sell the state power at any price. They can be self sufficient or freeze in hell, an oxymoron of the first order, not unlike killing a power plant you might need.

PS I didn’t bother reading the article because I’m rushing to get out the door for work, so if I missed anything just ping me to the important stuff, and thanks in advance. Not you Oregon.


11 posted on 02/16/2011 1:21:51 PM PST by wita
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: tet68
I’ve wanted to hook all the exercise equipment in all the gyms in America up to the grid for a long time, look at that wasted energy.

That would be a great idea for a Health Club to line up the equipment to a generator and offer a discount for electricity created.

12 posted on 02/16/2011 1:23:35 PM PST by AU72
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Steely Tom

Oregon Public Broadcasting? Do they somehow do “broadcasting” without using electricity? I’m missing something I’m sure.

Yes, you are. They plan to use their electric cars to power the station...

/s


13 posted on 02/16/2011 1:26:46 PM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Dapper 26

Soon, Oregon voters will be demanding power from other states to keep them from freezing and expensive utility bills.

The entire eastern side of Oregon is prime farm land ... or soon to be prime windmill and solar fsrm land... no one needs that stinking wheat, their groceries stores have planty already.


14 posted on 02/16/2011 1:29:56 PM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: AU72

That would be a great idea for a Health Club to line up the equipment to a generator and offer a discount for electricity created.

Plus, a condensation station could make lots of fresh drinking water...


15 posted on 02/16/2011 1:31:50 PM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: AU72

At least charge up your cell phone while you jog...


16 posted on 02/16/2011 1:39:54 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: tet68

C`mon you guys , where are we gonna plug in these 1 million electric cars the President speaks of ?


17 posted on 02/16/2011 3:30:47 PM PST by Einherjar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: FreeAtlanta
Oregon regulators sealed a deal to shut down the coal-fired power plant in Boardman by 2020. Now the one other large coal-fired power plant in the Northwest is in the political cross hairs

At what point does the public push back?

We are taking more generation out of service than we are placing into service.....

.....At the same time, the POTUS is pushing electric cars while making petroleum too expensive.

As with all systems, something has to give in the energy equation for it to balance out. I don't think too many people are going to accept living like peasants in the 17th century.

We will see a new meaning for the phrase "Blood for Oil" in the not too distant future IMHO. And I don't mean war in the middle east. There will be riots over energy. Coal and oil will be back in favor when this is all said and done. Nuclear too, but it will take longer to increase capacity.

18 posted on 02/16/2011 3:48:38 PM PST by SteamShovel ("Does the noise in my head bother you?")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SteamShovel

If the damn American and Liberty hating leftist enviro wackos would get out of the way, we could ramp up the Nuclear power in a year.

We had 110 units (each power reactor at each facility) up until 40 years ago, then the enviro wacko traitorous leftist communist democrats used the court systems and the epa to stop power production.

They need to be shot, and we need to start building power.

We could build safe power plants from scratch to finish within a year, if the Unions, Courts and other leftists could be put into their place. We probably could actually do it quicker, but we need to realize the national emergency.


19 posted on 02/16/2011 4:52:20 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Obama and the left are making a mockery of our country.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: RJS1950; wita
It would be interesting to know where the hell they think that lost capacity will come from.

Have you not read Atlas Shrugged? When the shortages begin to hit, the government will start a propaganda campaign against the greedy industrialists who are hoarding all the electricity. Rationing will begin, and the capitalists will be denied the opportunity to (legally) purchase power to keep their businesses up and running.

20 posted on 02/16/2011 5:34:56 PM PST by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: FreeAtlanta

Well, if they don’t want coal-fired plants, then they should complete construction on the 4 WHOOPS nukie plants they shut down in the 80’s.

I worked on WPPSS #3 as a pipefitter. It was 70% complete and they shut it down. Purged all the piping so they could re-start construction at a later date. Uhhh, It’s later.


21 posted on 02/16/2011 6:19:42 PM PST by Diver Dave
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sionnsar

WA ping


22 posted on 02/16/2011 7:23:52 PM PST by Fractal Trader
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FreeAtlanta; sionnsar
Centralia WA -- not Oregon!

A measure debated Tuesday in Olympia would require the privately-owned plant in Centralia, Washington to stop burning coal by 2020 as well.


23 posted on 02/16/2011 8:35:52 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: wita
PS I didn’t bother reading the article because I’m rushing to get out the door for work, so if I missed anything just ping me to the important stuff, and thanks in advance. Not you Oregon.

Well, I'm in Oregon. This article that you didn't read was about a coal plant in WASHINGTON being DEBATED in OLYMPIA. Next time you don't read the article, please try to not tell an entire state not to reply to you, wherever it is you're from. You won't look so ignorant next time, FRiend.

24 posted on 02/16/2011 8:47:20 PM PST by Carling (Obama: Inexperienced and incompetent, yet ego maniacal. God help us all.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Hoodat

No, I haven’t, but should have. The book was published the year before I graduated from high school, but I was interested in pursuing my desire to fly and fight in the USAF.

Back in the day, when there were adults in charge, and one did not have to be so concerned about where the country was headed, one could and should be apolitical in the service of ones country.

Now that appears to be nearly impossible.


25 posted on 02/17/2011 3:51:39 AM PST by wita
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Carling

please try to not tell an entire state not to reply to you,

Oops, bad sentence structure, or something like that. Didn’t mean Oregonian’s, was referring to the STATE itself, as an entity that would shut down a power plant for dubious reasons, and immoral porpoises. AND the same STATE that years ago would not let people pump their own gasoline, that Oregon.

...and now we find out it’s Washington all along. Hey I was rushed, no pun intended. Enough of the excuses.


26 posted on 02/17/2011 4:02:42 AM PST by wita
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Hoodat

I read Atlas Shrugged years ago and if the idiots today manage to kill off ready availability of power to fuel their blogs, brew their latte and enable their texting then I think the useful idiots who blindly follow the idiots will be thinking more along the line of moving against their democrat buddies. There is a larger conservative population in Oregon than a lot of people believe. I wonder if the democrat party will be supporting the revolution in the streets that their dictatorial policies will bring about in the same way that they support the MB in Egypt.


27 posted on 02/17/2011 6:31:48 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne; Fred; Chattering Class of 58; SeattleBruce; tarator; 21twelve; Feasor13; matt1234; ...
Thanks to Fractal Trader for the ping.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Say WA? Evergreen State ping

Quick link: WA State Board

FReepmail sionnsar if you want on or off this ping list.
Ping sionnsar if you see a Washington state related thread.

28 posted on 02/17/2011 7:44:09 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Hosni: "I am an Arab warrior, not a community organizer.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: RJS1950

The dream of the Democrats is to make us all live in shantytowns and eat mudcakes to dull the pangs of hunger.

Meanwhile, the commie elite relish in the rare leftover technologies of the old world.


29 posted on 02/19/2011 12:12:09 PM PST by Soothesayer (smallpox is not a person)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: SteamShovel

“I don’t think too many people are going to accept living like peasants in the 17th century.”

You would be surprised. There are millions of thoroughly brainwashed people in this country. They will do absolutely everything that the elite tell them to do, even sacrifice themselves for the “greater good” without thinking so much as a single thought. How else can we explain the continued existence of Obama supporters?


30 posted on 02/19/2011 12:16:16 PM PST by Soothesayer (smallpox is not a person)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Soothesayer
How else can we explain the continued existence of Obama supporters?

They haven't felt the pain of sacrifice yet.

Once they do, I believe a lot (not all) will change their minds.

31 posted on 02/19/2011 3:42:29 PM PST by SteamShovel ("Does the noise in my head bother you?")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson