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Santee Cooper to Close Conway (SC) Plant
The Sun News ^ | October 20, 2012 | Steve Jones

Posted on 10/20/2012 7:21:00 AM PDT by hcmama

CONWAY -- The board of directors of Santee Cooper decided Friday that the company will not reopen its Grainger generating plant in Conway.

The plant was one of two directors decided to permanently close because of the cost the company would face to make them compliant with the Environmental Protection Agency’s new Mercury and Air Toxins Standard for air emissions.

The other facility slated to close was the Jefferies coal and oil generating units in Moncks Corner. That plant’s hydroelectric generating station will continue to operate.

Read more here: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2012/10/19/3123526/santee-cooper-to-close-conway.html#storylink=cpy


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: coal; conway; energy; epa; southcarolina
Coming soon to a town near you. Obama's goal of sky high energy costs about to be realized all over the country.
1 posted on 10/20/2012 7:21:03 AM PDT by hcmama
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To: hcmama
The noose tightens. If there is a second Obama term, he will strangle the country and force all into dependence and subjugation (except for his favored elite).
2 posted on 10/20/2012 7:23:49 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: hcmama
Apparently something like 200 coal plants nationwide are on the block for shutdown sooner or later. With no plan whatsoever to replace the generating capacity. Only a reprieve by a President Romney can avert blackouts and power disruptions becoming a way of life in an energy starved America.
3 posted on 10/20/2012 7:25:09 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Truth29

I wish Romney or Ryan could go stand in front of this shuttered plant and show the country how at least one of Obama’s campaign promises is being kept—they are going to impoverish what remains of the middle and working class through skyrocketing energy costs.


4 posted on 10/20/2012 7:28:23 AM PDT by hcmama
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To: Truth29

Actually, what is happening is that the Board of Directors is lynching Obama. The noose that they tightened is the one on his neck.

Meanwhile in California, a similar lynch mob closed refineries and gas prices jumped upward to the threshold of pain.

Business is showing the president just who holds the winning cards


5 posted on 10/20/2012 7:33:19 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: hcmama

And many don’t know about all the EPA fascism that isn’t set to be implemented until afetr the election when he hopes to “have more flexibility”.


6 posted on 10/20/2012 7:34:53 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: bert

“...Business is showing the president just who holds the winning cards.”

Considering that business has talent and politicians have none, I’m glad that’s the way it is.


7 posted on 10/20/2012 7:35:51 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: bert

The NYT wannabe’s at The Sun News tried to bury this on a Saturday, But just look at the comments. People are outraged—and scared.


8 posted on 10/20/2012 7:35:51 AM PDT by hcmama
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To: hcmama

If Romney wanted to spank Obama in the next debate he could simply say, “Well, you keep talking like the economy is out of your control yet we find you closing businesses like power plants which raises the cost of power to everyone while laying off powerplant workers and coal miners alike.”


9 posted on 10/20/2012 7:36:54 AM PDT by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: trebb

Yep. Obama’s regulatory hell is about to be unleashed all over the country.


10 posted on 10/20/2012 7:37:14 AM PDT by hcmama
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To: CodeToad

Governor Romney, please visit one of these shuttered power plants and warn people about what is coming their way.


11 posted on 10/20/2012 7:39:16 AM PDT by hcmama
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To: hcmama

He would win all kinds of Blue Collar support if he did that. Get the press there and make the statement, “This is an example of Obama hurting the economy.”


12 posted on 10/20/2012 7:41:03 AM PDT by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: hcmama; l8pilot; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; ...
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Unfortunately, there's nothing in the article about how this will affect our power bills.

13 posted on 10/20/2012 7:46:32 AM PDT by upchuck (Porn, cheaper than dating.)
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To: bert
"Business is showing the president just who holds the winning cards"

If the US has a President who doesn't care about destroying the country and has a goal of bringing the country down because of his perception of its illegitimate wealth, then business has no cards at all.

14 posted on 10/20/2012 7:48:59 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: upchuck

That’s by design, of course. The Sun News is a subsidiary of the NYT.


15 posted on 10/20/2012 7:52:05 AM PDT by hcmama
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To: hinckley buzzard

Shades of South Africa after the ANC took power.


16 posted on 10/20/2012 8:29:56 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: CodeToad

I wonder how many plants could have been retrofitted into compliance with the money that was thrown away on bozo’s green energy bs?


17 posted on 10/20/2012 8:34:33 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: hcmama

Now, now. The skyrocketing price of energy is just proof of a booming economy. < /sarc>


18 posted on 10/20/2012 9:05:32 AM PDT by Gamecock
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To: bert

Business is showing the president just who holds the winning cards.”

BO does not see, hear or care. He is President, Dingy Harry controls the Senate, the Republicans have spineless leaders in Congress and too much of our population has gotten used to living off of our tax dollars.


19 posted on 10/20/2012 9:14:22 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: hcmama

“Governor Romney, please visit one of these shuttered power plants and warn people about what is coming their way.”

Romney has highlighted these plant closings. but the pig propaganda press refuses to report it.


20 posted on 10/20/2012 9:58:44 AM PDT by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

It isn’t a compliance issue. It is an issue whereby Obama made new EPA rules that are impossible to meet, but I get your point. Yes, the taxpayer money he wasted on his friends on the eco-terrorism side of the fence could have been used to save the several hundred power plants he has targeted for closure.


21 posted on 10/20/2012 10:13:11 AM PDT by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

“I wonder how many plants could have been retrofitted into compliance with the money that was thrown away on bozo’s green energy bs?”

That would make a good R/R ad, wouldn’t it?


22 posted on 10/21/2012 2:07:48 PM PDT by Grandma Pam
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To: upchuck

I’ll give you three guesses and the first two don’t count!! You and I both know they are going to use this as an excuse to jack up our rates.


23 posted on 10/26/2012 8:48:08 AM PDT by MissEdie (America went to the polls on 11-4-08 and all we got was a socialist thug and a dottering old fool.)
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