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EPA: (U.S.) Power plants main global warming culprits (ULTRa BaRF ALerT! Gubamint Runamuckin')
Yahoo ^ | 1/11/12 | Dina Cappiello - ap

Posted on 01/11/2012 1:06:55 PM PST by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — The most detailed data yet on emissions of heat-trapping gases show that U.S. power plants are responsible for the bulk of the pollution blamed for global warming.

Power plants released 72 percent of the greenhouse gases reported to the Environmental Protection Agency for 2010, according to information released Wednesday that was the first catalog of global warming pollution by facility. The data include more than 6,700 of the largest industrial sources of greenhouse gases, or about 80 percent of total U.S. emissions.

According to an Associated Press analysis of the data, 20 mostly coal-fired power plants in 15 states account for the top-releasing facilities.

Gina McCarthy, the top air official at the EPA, said the database marked "a major milestone" in the agency's work to address climate change. She said it would help industry, states and the federal government identify ways to reduce greenhouse gases.

The Obama administration plans to regulate emissions of heat-trapping gases under existing law. A proposed regulation to address pollution from new power plants could be released as early as this month. Eventually, the EPA will have to tackle facilities already in operation. The largest emitters will be the first in line.

The largest greenhouse gas polluter in the nation in 2010, according to the EPA's data, was the Scherer power plant in Juliette, Ga., owned by Southern Company. That coal-fired power plant reported releasing nearly 23 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, the chief greenhouse gas, in 2010.

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1 posted on 01/11/2012 1:06:58 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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Online:

EPA Greenhouse Gas Reporting Data:
http://1.usa.gov/zO2wd7


2 posted on 01/11/2012 1:07:56 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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sigh

(drink)


3 posted on 01/11/2012 1:09:47 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Perhaps all EPA facilities should be the first to be disconnected from the grid. Lead by example, right?


4 posted on 01/11/2012 1:10:19 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: NormsRevenge

BULLDOOTS!!

(1) Carbon dioxide is not “pollution”

(2) Global warming, if any, is 99.99% due to natural causes


5 posted on 01/11/2012 1:10:30 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: All

we can afford four more years, right? It’ll just mean the end of energy plants and an increase in the use of candles and line drying..
That’s not so bad, when you think about it. It’ll be like living in a 19th century fantasy camp.


6 posted on 01/11/2012 1:11:48 PM PST by newnhdad
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To: NormsRevenge

I think they should just abolish all power plants, motor vehicles and anything else that runs on any power other than solar.

But could they hold off while I go to the store to pick up a few thousand rounds of ammo and some seed?

Thanks. I’ll need ‘em.


7 posted on 01/11/2012 1:13:07 PM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: NormsRevenge
"Power plants released 72 percent of the greenhouse gases reported to the Environmental Protection Agency for 2010"

That's only because HOT AIR, and FARTS are NOT "reported to the Environmental Protection Agency", so they are going to beat this dead horse (Global Warming), and their Un-Constitutional mandates to coal-fired power producers so Consumers can be further fleeced.

8 posted on 01/11/2012 1:14:59 PM PST by traditional1 (Free speech for me.....not for thee)
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not so old piece .. same author

EPA tells nation’s dirty power plants to clean up
DINA CAPPIELLO | Associated Press – Wed, Dec 21, 2011
http://news.yahoo.com/epa-tells-nations-dirty-power-plants-clean-183208854.html

They have their targets.. Your energy bill and its burgeoning size is of no matter to them.


9 posted on 01/11/2012 1:17:46 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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Mercury & Air Toxics Standards
http://www.epa.gov/mats/


10 posted on 01/11/2012 1:19:10 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

The more pain inflicted by these communists on us, the more certain their removal when the average American gets tired of having to sacrifice for the ideological environmentalism that this administration is forcing on us.

I bet nobody on the left took Obama seriously when he said “energy prices would necessarily skyrocket”, but I also bet nobody predicted that this idiocy would potentially cause rolling blackouts as well...


11 posted on 01/11/2012 1:19:34 PM PST by Wildbill22
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To: NormsRevenge
I'm starting to wonder why all these Obama agencies are releasing this politically unpopular crap at a fever pace. Yesterday it was loosening the rules on illegals, today it's more global warming myth nonsense. It seems counter-intuitive in an election year, when most incumbents move to the center.... Unless they have come to the conclusion that Obama is going to lose in 2012 no matter what, so they are just trying to get as many left wing rules on the books as they can possibly get before it happens.
12 posted on 01/11/2012 1:21:29 PM PST by apillar
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To: NormsRevenge

What happens to energy investors, when energy prices go up? Where do the primary incomes of most energy investors come from? Think about it. In my area, most of the investors in both local kinds of energy are former or current professionals with incomes from government.

Now think about who most of the influential constituents in politics are.


13 posted on 01/11/2012 1:27:38 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: NormsRevenge

That coal-fired power plant reported releasing nearly 23 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, the chief greenhouse gas, in 2010.


Twenty Three MILLION Metric tons!How much COAL does this plant purchase and Burn a day let alone during a year?


14 posted on 01/11/2012 1:27:38 PM PST by The Working Man (The mantra for BO's reign...."No Child Left a Dime")
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To: NormsRevenge
U.S. power plants are responsible for the bulk of the pollution blamed for global warming

The AGW crooks have had their eyes extorting from America all along -- its' where the money is.

15 posted on 01/11/2012 1:28:21 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: traditional1
"Power plants released 72 percent of the greenhouse gases reported to the Environmental Protection Agency for 2010"

Cows all across the nation breathe a collective sig of relief.

16 posted on 01/11/2012 1:30:01 PM PST by jpsb
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To: apillar
"I'm starting to wonder why all these Obama agencies are releasing this politically unpopular crap at a fever pace.

motivating their base
they think they are unbeatable
there will not be an election
they just don't give a damn
too many Marxist it gov and they are not coordinating
incompetent

17 posted on 01/11/2012 1:36:32 PM PST by jpsb
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To: NormsRevenge
More lies from the regime's Ministry of Truth.

China already produces more electricity from coal than does the U.S. and they are still building at a fast pace, 2733 THw vs. 2133 THw.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electricity_generation#Production_by_country

18 posted on 01/11/2012 1:42:38 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: The Working Man
Twenty Three MILLION Metric tons!How much COAL does this plant purchase and Burn a day let alone during a year?

It could be 10,000 million metric tons, it's all irrelevant. Water Vapor is the primary green house driver -- something that can't be assigned to "man."

CO2 is absolutely irrelevant. Anyone who falls for the evil lie that CO2 is a pollutant is on the side of EVIL.

The EPA is filled with vile, evil, sadistic humans, who relish destroying our standard of living. Throughout history there have always been humans with evil in their hearts. In the US. such people can mostly be found at the EPA.

19 posted on 01/11/2012 1:43:17 PM PST by sand88 (Hey Rove et al, I will, with great pleasure, NOT cast a vote for the Statist Mitt.)
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To: jpsb

US Power Plants are also responsible for the demise of Unicorns.


20 posted on 01/11/2012 1:45:06 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: cuban leaf

heh heh...

yeah, abolish all power production and motor vehicles except for the ruling class, ya mean.


21 posted on 01/11/2012 1:47:34 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Wildbill22

The all think/thought that they were going to be in the “in crowd” that would still have access to power.


22 posted on 01/11/2012 1:48:21 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: sand88

There is a trick to lowering your heating bills in the summer,

unfortunately, it IS a contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.

The trick:
Watering your roof to evaporatively cool your roof, attic, and subsequently your home.


23 posted on 01/11/2012 1:49:51 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: beethovenfan

It’s clear that no one at the EPA has ever been to China


24 posted on 01/11/2012 1:54:39 PM PST by molson209
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To: Charles Martel
To show his good faith Obama could easily direct that as a condition of employment ALL EPA employees must UNHOOK FROM THE GRID, stopper up their fireplaces, and learn to do without heat and light.

Failure of him to do that ...................... well, it means he isn't serious.

25 posted on 01/11/2012 2:08:20 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; grey_whiskers; ApplegateRanch; Whenifhow; WL-law; Berlin_Freeper; Horusra; ..
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

26 posted on 01/11/2012 2:20:51 PM PST by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

27 posted on 01/11/2012 2:27:08 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: MrB
There is a trick to lowering your heating bills in the summer...

I have a pretty low heating bill in the summer, thanks anyway.

28 posted on 01/11/2012 2:30:12 PM PST by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Even our nuclear ones????? Even our hydro-electric ones???

Hey let's build more of them!!!! We can replace every coal-fired one within a decade.

29 posted on 01/11/2012 2:31:02 PM PST by Tribune7 (Vote Perry)
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To: NormsRevenge
U.S. power plants are responsible for the bulk of the pollution blamed for global warming.

"Blamed for"? So what? Prove cause and effect!

30 posted on 01/11/2012 2:41:39 PM PST by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: NormsRevenge

They won’t be happy until we are all starving in the dark.


31 posted on 01/11/2012 2:55:35 PM PST by Grunthor (At least he is better than Obama! Is NOT a rallying cry!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Let’s turn off all of the EPA’s electricity until Dick Obama is out of office.

Just a feasibility study, you see.

Then after obama is out of office, just turn the EPA off.


32 posted on 01/11/2012 3:31:06 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: apillar
It seems counter-intuitive in an election year, when most incumbents move to the center.... Unless they have come to the conclusion that Obama is going to lose in 2012 no matter what

My opinion differs. I think he's playing to his base, the "skulls full of mush" Left. He's had several revolts from his own Left, giving him hell because he hasn't implemented environmental restrictions fast enough.

He and his backers (Soros, et al) figure young Americans have been sufficiently brainwashed and dumbed-down to vote to re-elect him. The OWS robots are examples but there are millions more on college campuses and in activist groups with no idea of how America works or became successful.

Republicans will do Obama an enormous favor if they nominate Romney, the 1% silver spoon multi-millionaire. Central casting could not select a better opponent in the class warfare propaganda struggle to come.

33 posted on 01/11/2012 4:06:56 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: NormsRevenge
Everytime I turn off my LG flat screen monitor I keep 17724-17735 grams of carbon dioxide from destroying our planet...it doesn't matter if the monitor is off 1 second or 1 day the savings is the same. Just install a bank of those on/off switches at every power plant...problem solved!!
34 posted on 01/11/2012 4:44:25 PM PST by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: NormsRevenge

More Nukes.


35 posted on 01/11/2012 4:45:19 PM PST by Paradox (The rich SHOULD be paying more taxes, and they WOULD, if they could make more money.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Maybe the thing to do would be to allow US power plants to upgrade their facilities in stages, rather than requiring them to completely conform to current codes the moment they make an improvement?


36 posted on 01/11/2012 4:45:34 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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Thanks NormsRevenge. The EPA is not your enemy -- well, not ONLY the EPA.
37 posted on 01/11/2012 5:48:27 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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Click


38 posted on 01/11/2012 7:04:35 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: NormsRevenge

so cars are off the hook now??


39 posted on 01/11/2012 7:12:24 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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40 posted on 01/11/2012 11:00:25 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: NormsRevenge; sand88; All

The EPA and IRS must be abolished. That is for starters. Then abolish other government agencies. Government agencies are socialism which never works as this EPA proves. This EPA is shutting down power plants , etc. our economy for a lie called global warming.


41 posted on 01/12/2012 4:01:26 AM PST by Democrat_media (China is destroying all our jobs and manufacturing ability. China makes everything.)
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