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Two East Texas coal power plants to be idled to meet emissions limits (EPA forces them closed)
Ft. Worth Star Telegram ^ | 10/4/2011 | Jim Fuquay

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at star-telegram.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: coal; crushepa; defundepa; democrats; economy; energy; envirofascism; epa; fubo; globalwarminghoax; globamwarming; liberalfascism; luminant; obama; thegreenlie; unemployment

1 posted on 10/04/2011 9:05:12 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

WHO IS JOHN GALT?


2 posted on 10/04/2011 9:07:18 AM PDT by oldtimer (uee)
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To: tobyhill

Texas being punished for not voting democrat?


3 posted on 10/04/2011 9:08:21 AM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: tobyhill

How about we close down the EPA instead?

Pray for America


4 posted on 10/04/2011 9:09:29 AM PDT by bray (Sarah is hated by the establishment of both Parties. Winner!)
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To: tobyhill

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.

Of course,
Congress and POTUS will have all the energy THEY need.


5 posted on 10/04/2011 9:09:58 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: tobyhill

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! :(


6 posted on 10/04/2011 9:09:58 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: oldtimer

“WHO IS JOHN GALT?”

######

Who is Robert E. Lee?


7 posted on 10/04/2011 9:10:43 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: tobyhill

DFW this is AF1 you copy?DFW you have us on radar?you copy DFW this AF1......


8 posted on 10/04/2011 9:12:10 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: tobyhill

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.


9 posted on 10/04/2011 9:13:44 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: GeronL

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”.


10 posted on 10/04/2011 9:15:47 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: tobyhill
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."

They'll die of heat stroke instead.

11 posted on 10/04/2011 9:17:02 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: tobyhill

More jobs lost.


12 posted on 10/04/2011 9:17:21 AM PDT by texas_mrs (Heartless Conservative & Native Texan)
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To: tobyhill

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?


13 posted on 10/04/2011 9:21:11 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass
"Texas being punished for not voting democrat?"

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.

14 posted on 10/04/2011 9:21:53 AM PDT by cake_crumb (Obama: the Unholy Won.)
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To: MrB

“The whole point is to reduce the amount of energy available for a capitalist economy. This is their goal.”

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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.


15 posted on 10/04/2011 9:23:33 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: tobyhill

“”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.


16 posted on 10/04/2011 9:24:18 AM PDT by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: GeronL
But don't you see that the “green jobs of the future” are vastly superior in every way to the fossil fuel jobs of today?

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?

17 posted on 10/04/2011 9:25:38 AM PDT by mojito
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To: EyeGuy

18 posted on 10/04/2011 9:27:43 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Disambiguator

In France, 14,802 people died during a 2003 heat wave.


19 posted on 10/04/2011 9:27:51 AM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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20 posted on 10/04/2011 9:33:30 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: mvpel

In France, the vast majority of the people who died in that HEAT WAVE were the elderly. Without readily available air-conditioning, their cardiac and pulmonary systems could not cope with the stifling heat. Thousands were found dead ALONE in their apartments.
If you think the EPA would feel bad about that event, think again. A great way to reduce Medicare rolls. I’m not kidding.


21 posted on 10/04/2011 9:34:03 AM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: "We print the news as it fits our views")
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To: tobyhill

Damn


22 posted on 10/04/2011 9:36:13 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: cake_crumb
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.

Yes, and Obama mocked TX, and joked about the wildfires here.

Rick Perry has said that Texans don't take too kindly with being messed with. I believe that. I will support him (unless Palin jumps in, then I'm not sure) because I think he is the one candidate who if he becomes President will be serious about getting rid of all these bogus regulations, support domestic energy policy, protect the 2nd amendment, and actually support prosecutions for those involved in the ATF ops of this current administration.

I worry that other candidates, not so affected as Texas has been by these things will just say, the old "reaching across the aisle" bs, and "let's set a new tone of civility."

Sorry, I want to see heads roll, people kicked to the curb, and payback.

23 posted on 10/04/2011 9:36:41 AM PDT by sockmonkey (Freepers, please turn yourself in at attackwatch.com)
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To: tobyhill

Will those jobs lost be counted as SAVED or CREATED by Dear Leader’s apologists?


24 posted on 10/04/2011 9:39:35 AM PDT by Kandy Atz ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.")
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To: tobyhill
This is part of a deliberate attempt by the Obama administration destroy the United States and turn the greatest country in the history of human civilization into a backward, third world dictatorship.

They want to see Americans without jobs and without opportunity. They want to see us forced to beg some corrupt Democrat official for food, electricity, gas for our cars, heat for our homes and medical care when our children get sick.

Wake up America. This is planned. This is deliberate. The Democrats goal is to create enough human suffering and human misery that people will be afraid to stand up for themselves and gladly surrender all that our forefathers have sacrificed and died for.

25 posted on 10/04/2011 9:45:41 AM PDT by detective
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To: Disambiguator
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."

You omitted the elimination of asthma inhalers with freon/epinephrine that have been outlawed "because they damage the ozone layer". What remains is prescription only albuterol with "friendly" propellents at 4x the price. Many will die because they can't afford the more expensive inhalers after paying exorbitant power bills for ineffective "green" energy.

26 posted on 10/04/2011 9:51:28 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: sockmonkey
I know how you feel. Half my family (and hubby's) live in Texas and I want to see Perry nurse a huge chip on his shoulder against those (like Obama) who feel Texas' pain and like it.
27 posted on 10/04/2011 9:53:35 AM PDT by cake_crumb (Obama: the Unholy Won.)
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To: tobyhill

I just spoke to a guy in my state senator’s office.

There is basically nothing he can do until 2013 when the legislature reconvenes.

All calls should go to ERCOT which is the comission apointed by the gov. Call them and put some serious pressure on them so they put presssure on the epa.


28 posted on 10/04/2011 9:54:25 AM PDT by SpringtoLiberty (Liberty is on the march!)
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To: metmom
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?

Good questions!

What say you, FR Perry supporters??

29 posted on 10/04/2011 9:59:00 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: DTogo
"...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.

OK Rick, the hand is dealt!

30 posted on 10/04/2011 10:03:26 AM PDT by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: metmom

“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?”

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If he did, he would become the immediate Republican frontrunner.


31 posted on 10/04/2011 10:07:32 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Baynative
"...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.

OK Rick, the hand is dealt!Indeed, his response will be telling.

32 posted on 10/04/2011 10:14:31 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: EyeGuy

Yep. Like Cain’s “abolish the EPA” answer in Florida.


33 posted on 10/04/2011 10:35:23 AM PDT by cake_crumb (Obama: the Unholy Won.)
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To: mojito

Real Jobs Pay Taxes, Not Raise Taxes

That needs to be the Republican answer to the “jobs bill”


34 posted on 10/04/2011 10:39:39 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: tobyhill

They’ve gone mad with power.

This summer, they ordered the temporary shutdown of a coal plant I worked at years ago. All because the cooling return water to the river was 1 degree higher than their arbitrary limit...

It was record heat/humidity at the time but the bastards still forced the shutdown until the cooling system was upgraded. The margins at these plants are very slim and sitting idle for so long wiped out almost two years of profits.

There was no rationality, arbitration or discussion. Pure totalitarianism all according to The One’s plan...


35 posted on 10/04/2011 10:45:37 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: varyouga

How long and where will it be before they roll in their Eastern Bloc tanks?


36 posted on 10/04/2011 10:59:09 AM PDT by Varsity Flight
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To: tobyhill

If Rick Perry had any b@$#s he just would not allow the plants to close and tell the EPA to butt out. Now that might get him some presidential creds.


37 posted on 10/04/2011 11:36:07 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: tobyhill

I thought Obama rescinded that EPA regulation by Executive Order a few weeks ago.


38 posted on 10/04/2011 12:12:09 PM PDT by DallasDeb
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To: tobyhill

And since when does the EPA care about asthamatic individuals since they eliminated the use of convenient and fast-acting over-the-counter inhalers, like Primatene Mist?


39 posted on 10/04/2011 12:14:07 PM PDT by DallasDeb
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