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EPA admitted then erased risk of blackouts associated with new utility rule
Hot Air ^ | 11/14/11 | Tina Korbe

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 won’t affect the reliability of the nation’s 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.

It’s obvious to those who’ve examined the rule at any length that it’s designed to close coal-fired power plants, and, given the prevalence of such plants, it’s 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: admitted; blackouts; epa; erased

1 posted on 11/14/2011 4:12:16 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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2 posted on 11/14/2011 4:16:53 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

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.


3 posted on 11/14/2011 4:18:46 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Nachum

Let’s see would I rather Freeze to death or die of heat stroke. Decisions...decisions.

END THE F’ING EPA NOW!!!!!


4 posted on 11/14/2011 4:20:52 PM PST by marty60
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To: GeronL

You’re gonna play hell powering a virtual fence like that. LOL


5 posted on 11/14/2011 4:21:56 PM PST by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Nachum
The EPA has long abandoned and perverted its reason for existing.

ELIMINATE THE EPA.

Problem solved.

6 posted on 11/14/2011 4:31:50 PM PST by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: cripplecreek

virtual fence?

Rick Perry’s webcams!


7 posted on 11/14/2011 5:38:50 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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8 posted on 11/14/2011 5:55:34 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: GeronL

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.


9 posted on 11/14/2011 5:59:41 PM PST by dforest
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To: Nachum

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.


10 posted on 11/14/2011 6:33:21 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Nachum

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.


11 posted on 11/15/2011 10:18:20 AM PST by SargeK
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To: SargeK

Sounds like the cure is worse than the disease.


12 posted on 11/15/2011 10:41:51 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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