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Government proposes first carbon limits on power plants
Reuters ^ | March 27, 2012 | Timothy Gardner

Posted on 03/27/2012 11:55:20 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

(Reuters) - The Obama administration proposed on Tuesday the first ever standards to cut carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants, a move likely to be hotly contested by Republicans and industry in an election year.

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed the long-delayed rules that limit emissions from all new U.S. power stations, which would effectively bar the building of any new coal plants.

While the rules do not dictate which fuels a plant can burn, they would require any new coal plants essentially to halve carbon dioxide emissions to match those of efficient gas plants.

"We're putting in place a standard that relies on the use of clean, American made technology to tackle a challenge that we can't leave to our kids and grandkids," EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said in a release.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: carbonlimits; co2; coal; coalplants; energy; epa; epaoutofcontrol; globalwarming; obama; waronenergy

1 posted on 03/27/2012 11:55:22 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s all about the $$$$$.


2 posted on 03/27/2012 11:56:57 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No electricity = Great Health benefits , head of EPA lives in la la land


3 posted on 03/27/2012 11:58:53 AM PDT by molson209
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How do these people make laws without Congressional authority? And when will Congress yank a knot in their tails?


4 posted on 03/27/2012 12:00:00 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How do these people make laws without Congressional authority? And when will Congress yank a knot in their tails?


5 posted on 03/27/2012 12:00:17 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Electric rates will become too high to run an electric car. Need to switch back to fossil fuel.


6 posted on 03/27/2012 12:00:36 PM PDT by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When dealing with a libtard, you need to lower your conversation to a level they are capable of understanding.

“Which releases the least amount of smoke, a coal-fired power plant, with emission scrubbers - who provide power to 150,000 homes; or 150,000 fireplaces burning whatever can be found, in an effort not to have the inhabitants freeze to death?”


7 posted on 03/27/2012 12:00:45 PM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When dealing with a libtard, you need to lower your conversation to a level they are capable of understanding.

“Which releases the least amount of smoke, a coal-fired power plant, with emission scrubbers - who provide power to 150,000 homes; or 150,000 fireplaces burning whatever can be found, in an effort not to have the inhabitants freeze to death?”


8 posted on 03/27/2012 12:02:43 PM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Making electric rates “necessarily skyrocket” and bankrupting coal fired electric plants...this is your president on task.


9 posted on 03/27/2012 12:03:20 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Back door “Cap and Trade”. Or Obama doing through his minions at the EPA what he couldn't do legislatively. The goal is to set the limits on CO2 so low, that power plant operators will beg congress for a “Cap and Trade” framework so they will have some flexibility in meeting the standards.
10 posted on 03/27/2012 12:08:46 PM PDT by apillar
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So, if somebody wants to build a coal plant, they can — it’s just that it will bankrupt them, because they are going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted. - Barack Obama

The man is telling us what he’s going to do to us, too bad so few of us listen. But don’t worry, his second term won’t be so bad, because a RINO would be worse.


11 posted on 03/27/2012 12:10:09 PM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bump


12 posted on 03/27/2012 12:19:29 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bump


13 posted on 03/27/2012 12:20:25 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: brownsfan
The man is telling us what he’s going to do to us, too bad so few of us listen. But don’t worry, his second term won’t be so bad, because a RINO would be worse.

Showing and telling. He's a Marxist subversive who is deliberately and systematically gutting the US economy.

14 posted on 03/27/2012 12:23:56 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: WKUHilltopper
And when will Congress yank a knot in their tails?

is that crickets chirping or John Boehner I hear?
15 posted on 03/27/2012 12:40:54 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Just a sample of 0’s second term. He's already told the Russians that a second term will mean he will overturn US security interests. And now he's announcing that he'll destroy what's left of the domestic economy.
16 posted on 03/27/2012 1:00:54 PM PDT by mojito
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bureaucrats: Nuke ‘em all & let God sort ‘em out.


17 posted on 03/27/2012 1:13:19 PM PDT by HKMk23 (Those who are perishing refused to receive the love of the Truth.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She is such an idiot! My husbands company posted a list of something like 15 of their units that they are retiring within the next couple years.... no new plants in site. So when ever, if ever the economy does come back, where do these morons think the electricity is going to come from?????? We have sooooo many regulations, it’s costing the consumer millions in their monthly utility bill and AlGore got a huge chunk with his “carbon credits” what a racket....


18 posted on 03/27/2012 1:20:30 PM PDT by southernindymom
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To: Sgt_Schultze

He’ll have even more flexibility after he’s re-elected. Can we take another 4 years of anti-Americanism from the WH?


19 posted on 03/27/2012 1:41:47 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: apillar
Back door “Cap and Trade”.

Precisely. And when the coal plants have been taken care of you just ratchet down the permissible CO2 limits and get rid of the natural gas plants. It's all to cure childhood asthma, you know.

20 posted on 03/27/2012 2:43:49 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: duckman
Electric rates will become too high to run an electric car. Need to switch back to fossil fuel.

Even though limits on CO2 are insane, I'm not sure this particular ruling will do much to energy costs. It is only for NEW coal plants. However, their next move will be to go after existing plants.

21 posted on 03/27/2012 2:46:46 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: FReepers

22 posted on 03/27/2012 4:27:29 PM PDT by tomkat (FU.baraq !)
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To: Free ThinkerNY


23 posted on 03/27/2012 6:48:05 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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