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Thanks Baracků 3 West Virginia Coal Plants to Close
Gateway Pundit ^ | February 11,2012 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 02/11/2012 12:26:16 PM PST by Hojczyk

Three West Virginia coal plants just announced they will close this year. Metro News reported:

Ohio based FirstEnergy Corporation announces it will close three coal fired power plants in West Virginia by this fall. The closings come directly from the impact of new federal EPA regulations.

The plants to close are Albright Power Station, Willow Island Power Station, and the Rivesville Power Station. The company says 105 employees will be directly impacted.

The three plants produce 660 megawatts and about 3-percent of FirstEnergy’s total generation. In recent years, the plants served as “peaking facilities” and generated power during times of peak demand for power.

The plants operated under subsidiary Monongahela Power. Mon Power recently finished a study of unscrubbed coal fired plants in the system to determine the potential impact of the most recent environmental regulations from EPA. Company officials determined the EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) made it unfeasible to retrofit or continue operating the three plants.

“The high cost to implement MATS and other environmental rules is the reason these Mon Power plants are being retired,” said James R. Haney, regional president of Mon Power and president of West Virginia Operations for FirstEnergy.

(Excerpt) Read more at thegatewaypundit.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: democrats; economy; energy; envirofascism; epa; freepathon; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; govtabuse; nobama2012; obama; unemployment; waterguns
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To: Texas56

HUSSEIN OBAMA KEEPING HIS CAMPAIGN PROMISE (MUST SEE LINK)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-aLcbr63ME


21 posted on 02/11/2012 1:03:17 PM PST by Mr. Wright (N\)
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To: Rudder
Along with these three plants there are three more in eastern Ohio that will close due to the same ruling and rationale. If this continues he will achieve his goal of rolling blackouts across the eastern US, for which he will then blame the eevil greedy energy companies.
22 posted on 02/11/2012 1:04:40 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Hojczyk

Democratic Party scumbags putting West Virginians out of work, making electricity more expensive, and destroying the economy.

Obama and his crew must really really hate America.


23 posted on 02/11/2012 1:05:53 PM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: Hojczyk
I have two questions (rhetorical, of course!)

How will the MSM spin this into a positive for Obama and how will Obama blame Republicans when people start freezing to death in the winter and suffering heat stroke in the summer?

24 posted on 02/11/2012 1:06:10 PM PST by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard / Wenn Sie etwas sehen, sagen Sie etwas!)
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To: BobL

Santorum can reach these people.


25 posted on 02/11/2012 1:08:54 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Hojczyk

So how do we recharge our $280,000+ Chevy Volts?


26 posted on 02/11/2012 1:10:27 PM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Hojczyk

Great news, Coal unions voted and supported Obama, let them reap the harvest they have sown.


27 posted on 02/11/2012 1:19:11 PM PST by stockpirate (Romney, Ann Coulter & our ruling republican SOCIALISTelites, are Big Government socialists,)
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To: hinckley buzzard
...there are three more in eastern Ohio that will close due to the same ruling and rationale.

Folks here in Eastern Ohio would rather Obama fall off the planet...but thanks to Cleveland and other urban slime dwellers, he still prevails.

28 posted on 02/11/2012 1:23:21 PM PST by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: Hojczyk

How much of Washington, DC’s power is provided by these plants? I think that a “blackout” or at least a “brownout” of DC is in order.


29 posted on 02/11/2012 1:26:46 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: Hojczyk

FirstEnergy closing 6 coal-fired power plants (Ohio)
http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/ohio-news/firstenergy-closing-6-coal-fired-power-plants-1318908.html

FirstEnergy Corp. said Thursday that new environmental regulations led to a decision to shut down six older, coal-fired power plants in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland

So...tally is running at 9 so far....Ohio, Pa, Maryland and now WV....


30 posted on 02/11/2012 1:29:13 PM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: Hojczyk

I think it’s time for American business to ignore anything coming from the EPA and the federal government and dare them to stop’em.


31 posted on 02/11/2012 1:33:38 PM PST by Despot of the Delta
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To: ArchAngel1983

An Ohio-based utility announced Thursday that it is shutting three Lake Erie coal plants and all but one unit at another, a move that will scrap some of the biggest fish killers along the Great Lakes... http://www.chicagotribune.com/site/newspaper/news/ct-nw-power-plant-shutdowns-20120127,0,3096384.story

That’s how...


32 posted on 02/11/2012 1:34:16 PM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: stockpirate
"Great news, Coal unions voted and supported Obama, let them reap the harvest they have sown."

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Yep. West Virginia voted for an open racist Senator for 50+ years.

They knew what they were getting.
33 posted on 02/11/2012 1:38:51 PM PST by Minus_The_Bear
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To: EBH
" That’s how..."

Yeah, but no one is freezing to death . . . yet. When they start, I doubt too many will be concerned about fish, Global Warming, or any other liberal cause de jour.

34 posted on 02/11/2012 1:41:17 PM PST by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard / Wenn Sie etwas sehen, sagen Sie etwas!)
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To: Hojczyk

West Virginia will still probably go to the Democrats


35 posted on 02/11/2012 1:43:00 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Hojczyk

Union voters=monumental stupidity.


36 posted on 02/11/2012 1:48:12 PM PST by 4yearlurker
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To: Hojczyk
Obama’s goal is to make the US consume less of the worlds resources since we're to wasteful.

Soon we'll consume water like in Sudan.

We'll use electricity like a North Korean.

We'll consume food like an Ethiopian.

Our CO2 output we'll be much lower and we can be more like the rest of the world.

37 posted on 02/11/2012 2:09:42 PM PST by Red6
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To: Texas56

United Mine Workers told all their rank and file to vote for Obama as well. How’s that working out for them now?


38 posted on 02/11/2012 2:15:28 PM PST by SengirV
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To: GlockThe Vote

“Santorum can reach these people.”

I agree, but I was thinking more of the Senate seat and getting this fraud out of there.


39 posted on 02/11/2012 2:15:55 PM PST by BobL (I don't care about his past - Santorum will BRING THE FIGHT to Obama)
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To: Hojczyk

West Virginians are just like Jewish voters, in the pockets of the Democrats.


40 posted on 02/11/2012 2:18:05 PM PST by TennTuxedo
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