Skip to comments.EPA admitted — then erased — risk of blackouts associated with new utility rule
Posted on 11/14/2011 4:12:14 PM PST by Nachum
The Environmental Protection Agency has long maintained that a new proposed utility rule to reduce mercury and other emissions wont affect the reliability of the nations power grid but Congressional and industry investigators have found that an early draft of the rule that circulated within the administration included a section that acknowledged the rule might negatively impact reliability, the WSJ reports.
Its obvious to those whove examined the rule at any length that its designed to close coal-fired power plants, and, given the prevalence of such plants, its easy to infer that a rule to eliminate them would risk blackouts but supporters of the rule brand anybody who opposes it an abettor of pollution and an accomplice of the industry.
As the WSJ explains, this newly discovered admission by the EPA itself that blackouts are a possible consequence of the rule gives the lie to that characterization:
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Texas spent upwards of $7 billion on wind power. The EPA just ordered 2 coal power plants to close. Next summer we WILL have blackouts. The wind doesn’t blow in Texas when its hot hot hot.
Let’s see would I rather Freeze to death or die of heat stroke. Decisions...decisions.
END THE F’ING EPA NOW!!!!!
You’re gonna play hell powering a virtual fence like that. LOL
ELIMINATE THE EPA.
Rick Perry’s webcams!
Well in those no wind times, Perry may have plans to use illegals on bikes with beanie copters to make sure the grid stays up.
It’s news that the EPA lied is it.
I think that even the village idiot could figure out that if the EPA closes down the vast majority of the power source for the electrical grid of the country that there might be blackouts.
EPA admitting the obvious.
Oftentimes the best (or only) way to get rid of a bad law is to enforce it vigorously.
Shut all of the coal plants down and let the grid fall.
Then issue torches and pitchforks and point the mob toward Washington.
Sounds like the cure is worse than the disease.