Skip to comments.Two East Texas coal power plants to be idled to meet emissions limits (EPA forces them closed)
Posted on 10/04/2011 9:05:05 AM PDT by tobyhill
Luminant, the Dallas-based electricity generator that has protested federal regulators' timetable to curtail emissions from its coal-fired plants, said Monday it will idle two of those facilities and stop mining Texas lignite at some locations by the end of the year, costing about 500 jobs.
Luminant said it took the actions to prepare to meet the Environmental Protection Agency's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, which requires electricity generators in 27 states to cut emissions by Jan. 1, a deadline CEO David Campbell called "unrealistic."
The company said it will spend about $280 million through 2012 on emissions control equipment, but won't complete the projects in time to meet the deadline.
Also Monday, Luminant said it sued the EPA in federal appeals court, seeking to overturn the new rule. It said it will seek a stay of the rule's implementation "because of the immediate and irreparable harm that it will inflict."
Luminant is part of Energy Future Holdings, the former TXU Corp. It is the state's biggest power generator.
EPA spokeswoman Gina McCarthy said in a statement that the agency's rule "will prevent tens of thousands of premature deaths and thousands of asthma attacks by ensuring Americans do not have to breathe pollution emitted by facilities in other states."
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WHO IS JOHN GALT?
Texas being punished for not voting democrat?
How about we close down the EPA instead?
Pray for America
Hey, this does not go into effect until January 1st
when Winter will make energy needed ...
only outside of the Emperor-by-Trick’s 57 States.
Congress and POTUS will have all the energy THEY need.
Perry, I heard, will have to request B O to suspend this order. I’ll bet Obozo is just waiting for that with an outstretched hand.......NO, make that a middle finger. Oh, thank you Richard Nixon! :(
“WHO IS JOHN GALT?”
Who is Robert E. Lee?
DFW this is AF1 you copy?DFW you have us on radar?you copy DFW this AF1......
We will have blackouts next summer. We almost had them this summer.
Texas spent close to $7 billion on WIND power and when the hottest days hit, they produced squat! The wind don’t blow when its that hot in Texas.
We could have spent half as much on natural gas fired power plants and had reliable power when it’s needed. Instead the eco-freaks ensure that we will have blackouts.
The whole point is to reduce the amount of energy available for a capitalist economy. This is their goal.
Someone needs to call them on this - “OUT LOUD”.
They'll die of heat stroke instead.
More jobs lost.
OK. What’s Perry going to do about this?
Will he tell the EPA to shove it and kick them out of his state and let the SHTF?
Didn't Obama single out Rick Perry for being skeptical of AGW, and didn't FEMA, part of the regime, deny Texas disaster relief? Yeah, I'd say it's a pretty safe bet.
“The whole point is to reduce the amount of energy available for a capitalist economy. This is their goal.”
The “environmental movement” except among the deluded, “useful idiots” (Communist jargon), was never about clean air and water.
It is about throttling and obfuscating the undeniable, across-the-board wealth creation of capitalism.
“”will prevent tens of thousands of premature deaths and thousands of asthma attacks by ensuring Americans do not have to breathe pollution emitted by facilities in other states.””
Yet the same jackass administrations bureaucracy just banned
the inhalers that treat asthma attacks because of the CFC’s
in them. Obama is not only the enemy of the state but an
enemy of all mankind. Who ever voted for this jackass should
be ashamed of themselves.
Sure, 500 Texas families will suffer the loss of their livelihoods, but how can you compare that to the smug self-satisfaction of eco-bureaucrats and liberals who are sure that they're making the world a much better place?
In France, 14,802 people died during a 2003 heat wave.