Skip to comments.Big Government Obama’s War on Coal Takes a New Turn
Posted on 06/02/2011 11:14:26 AM PDT by Nachum
Cap-and-trade legislation may have failed in Congress in 2010, but that doesnt mean that this is the last we will hear from this economically-harmful policy. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through the Clean Air Act has been busily proposing and finalizing nearly 200 major policy rules aimed at curbing carbon and other particulate emissions. This despite the fact that the Clean Air Act was never intended for this purpose and widespread opposition exists among the business community, citizens and states. One particular regulation that is generating deep concern among the business community is the Utility Maximum Achievable Control Technology rule or better know as the MACT rule. This rule would require coal-fired plants to reduce emissions of particular toxic air pollutants.
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Seems to work for the Obamsky's
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As long the Republicans let the EPA run rampant, they are just as guilty for destroying this country through regulation.
West Virginia, how’s that Joe Manchin vote workin’ out for ya??
Be interesting to see where the electricity will come from to charge the electric autos that are going to be a big source of “green jobs,” once the coal plants are driven to insolvency.
What really happened in Wyoming last week?
Perhaps we should ask billionaire coal hauler Warren Buffett, the “Oracle of Omaha.”
Energy and climate analysts and Big Green organizations are still staggering around for an answer to the Obama administration's blockbuster news in Wyoming's coalfields last week to green-light the mining of an estimated 750 million-2.4 billion tons of coal on public lands. According to environmental analysts, “when burned, the coal threatens to release more than 3.9 billion tons of heat-trapping carbon dioxide, equal to the annual emissions from 300 coal-fired power plants.”
As Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar scrambles to explain his wildly exaggerated claims of the coal lease sales from his announcement, the truth is that this mind-boggling announcement comes on the heels of EPA administrator's proposed new rules to crack down on mercury emissions from coal-fired plants—that will, in effect, continue the move away from coal-fired energy. . .
Thanks Brad. Good link.