Skip to comments.Obama orders new rules on coal-fired plants, sets condition for Keystone pipeline
Posted on 06/25/2013 11:56:46 AM PDT by Red Steel
President Obama pressed ahead Tuesday with his climate change agenda, calling for new regulations on coal-fired power plants and setting a strict condition for the approval of the controversial Keystone pipeline.
"We need to act," Obama said, in an address at Georgetown University.
Even before he spoke, the president's proposal drew condemnation from the coal industry and lawmakers whose states rely on that industry for jobs.
Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, a Republican from West Virginia, said the proposal "could deliver an unrecoverable blow to coal-rich states" like hers.
But Obama claimed climate change is having "profound impacts" on the planet and must be addressed. He called for the U.S. to lead the world in a "coordinated assault" on the issue.
Going around Congress and unveiling what was likely to be his most controversial plank, Obama said he was ordering the Environmental Protection Agency to create the first-ever carbon emissions limits for existing power plants.
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More unilateral legislation from our petty little dictator wannabe.
Here we go.
Hey, hey, ho, ho,
Comrade 0bummer’s got to go.
“President Obama pressed ahead”
I’d like to press his head.
ALL coal fired plant should shut down for cleaning this summer
we need to rid ourselves of this parasite.
“lead the world in a coordinated assault” on climate change, eh?
has our fearless leader looked behind him to see who is following him these days?
not even Cana-duh!
The state of West Virginia should just continue using coal-fired plants under previous restrictions from the Bush administration.
Just where in the Constitution does it give the executive branch authority to impose these regulations, especially in the absence of Congressional action. Even with Congressional action, how does the federal government have authority over this matter, especially if a neighboring state is not affected?
” “We need to act,”
...to stop coal and oil production.
I see two courses of action - either ignore the feds, or just shut down all the coal plants and let people deal with intermittent power.
many impacts... as opposed to a profound impact
what a dumbass
Capito is running for Rockefeller’s seat in the Senate. Let’s hope the people and unions of WV wake up and realize it’s not about the party, it’s about the state.
IIRC OB, the hero of Benghazi, said in an interview before the 2008 election, he was going to m ake it too expensive for coal companies to stay in business. Just getting started.
he OB trifecta. Peace be upon him.
1. Socialize medicine by putting insurance companies out of business. just beginning.
2. Wipe out the republican party. Immigration reform creates millions of new democrat voters.
3. Wipe out fossil fuel use in the US. Gorebull Warming regulations coming.
I hope the congress is right. Recently the EPA tried to make rainwater a pollutant. If rain fell on your property, you were responsible for the runoff. Congress stopped that.
But Obama claimed climate change is having “profound impacts” on the planet and must be addressed.
It’s easy to see why Obama has brown eyes.
Yes: He is full of it.
"That's not right, it's not safe. And it needs to stop," Obama said.
Oh, Good Lord... Carbon pollution is now NOT SAFE?? Then, STOP BREATHING A-hole!
BEAM ME UP, SCOTTY... no signs of intelligent life here....
He couldn’t lead a male dog to a gyp in heat.
While the cost of electricity will rise, coal exports will continue to skyrocket.
Anything to divert attention from Benghazi..
If ten years ago someone told me a jug eared Kenyan would be running the USA I would have laughed him out of the room.
Obama vowed that his administration will only approve the multi-billion-dollar pipeline if this project does not significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution.
in March, the State Department concluded that the Keystone XL pipeline was unlikely to cause major changes in the amount of carbon emissions tied to the development of Canadas oil sands crude...
The latter would incite some real action right quick.
In Jan 08 the most savvy political guy I know told me "no way the American people are going to vote in a guy named Baraq Hussein as POTUS 7 years after the 9/11 attacks.
Homes occupied by 0bama voters that are supplied by coal-fired power stations should be immediately brought offline.
Less coal means less rail traffic which means increasing transportation costs which means increases in the prices consumers pay for products, plus the Obama electricity rate hike to consumer. This guy is gonna put us all in the poor house. What a joke of a president, but then he’s the least qualified of any president to hold that office.
Someone remind me when we elected a dictator, please.
From where does the Current Occupant of the White Hut derive the authority to set these rules? Is this not subject to some kind of challenge? If not, why not, and if so, why is nobody standing up and saying so?
The economy of this country is a delicate balancing act of the need for adequate supplies and communication between those who produce, and those who consume, and very often, individuals wear both hats.
This is a vast interruption of the flow of supplies, and a determined effort to shut off communication. There is no real wealth but that which is created through the focused application of energy, and exchanges of particular goods and services either needed or desired, for other different goods and services either needed or desired.
Artificial scarcities are as wicked as a complete denial of justice, and spring from the same source - a misguided and poor application of the art of distribution, aimed at “conserving” the supply of goods and services, even when there is no need. Either through economic incentives (the function of higher prices is to ENCOURAGE more people go enter production of particular goods or services, then the market finds its own level between supply and demand), or through planning done from top down, a command economy, where the degree of “profit” or “loss” is defined out of existence.
Command economies only work under threat of the application of force. If the force falters, for any reason, the economy collapses.
No way to run a railroad.
Now would be a good time to try and turn Manchin and Rockefeller into Republicans, go hard after Menendez and try to even up the Senate.
Then impeach the Commie.
I was thinking the same back then. I was amazed when he beat Hillary Clinton but that was the RATS and Obama had a better organization
You’re are so right.
This phony, idiot, mystery muslim commie is a parasite. He’s been sucking on a tit since he was hatched.
Wise Freepers taught me that the Chicago political mob used blackmail about Arkancides to intimidate the Clintons.
BJ and Hill couldn’t use their vaunted private detective operation (Palladino and Assoc) to expose the truth about Obama.
Let the gestapo central socialist government wade in a wage war on West (by God) Virginia miners!
I agree... the cities would suffer most... but...
the cities are what keep giving us communists in power.
Obama cuts 19 slurry bomber last year for western fires much of which may be started by al-Qaida. He really does not care about anything out of his agenda.
Just by their very nature, people living on top of each other, more single unattached men and women, cities are where socialists feel more comfortable. Voting maps (obviously) also show rural and ex-urban and suburban counties having more conservative voters
Defund the EPA then.
In the OT, God told his people to STAY OUT OF THE CITIES!
Jefferson had a nice quote about that as well -
“I view great cities as pestilential to the morals, the health, and the liberties of man.”
What!?!? To prove a point, Congress should defend everything related to the EPA except power, phone, and internet.
If they care so much about the environment they should be willing to work for free, just like volunteers who clean up actual trash along the rivers. Right?
How is the kenyan an icon of anything new? He is the same hometrosexual Style that has been dominant on the wealthy Left for decades.
Sorry, that last comment of mine was for the NEXT post.
I am sick of obeying this criminals orders. Amerika is full of wussy men and wussy women. We sit here and allow this crook to steal from us and cheat us and ruin our country.
I hate us more than I do him because we let him get away with this.
Thanks for that!!! In my life I have lived in our largest cities brimming over with arts and culture and “creative people”. I much prefer the boring suburbs. I used to be able to listen to NPR as a news source. Now I can’t stand the complacent over-educated accents of the news-presenters who I am sure all adore the urban scene NPR comes from
Obama was ordering! Isn’t that why we want a POTUS, so he can give orders to the nation?
“Then impeach the Commie.”
By almost any means necessary.
The coal and power production industries need to start suing this corrupt administration. They have the dollars and the constitution on their side.
Barry O has got to GO!
“Id like to press his head.”
Yeah me too, between my boot and a pointy rock, all 220 pounds of me, from an 8 foot drop. (Just put me on the Red List right now you dispicable NSA agents.)