Skip to comments.Obama’s Eco-Assault on America
Posted on 06/27/2013 10:45:34 AM PDT by Perseverando
On Tuesday, President Obama announced a sweeping series of initiatives, including the use of executive powers, to combat global warming. The plan will involve federal funding for renewable energy technology, and spending for areas hit by storms and droughts aggravated by an allegedly changing climate. Yet the most ambitious part of his agenda is an effort to force a reduction in so-called greenhouse gases from the nations coal-fired power plants. Prior to the speech, Daniel P. Schrag, a White House environmentalism adviser and director of the Harvard University Center for the Environment, got to the nub of that agenda: Politically, the White House is hesitant to say theyre having a war on coal, he explained. On the other hand, a war on coal is exactly whats needed. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) explained the consequences of such a war. Declaring a War on Coal is tantamount to declaring a war on jobs, he said. Its tantamount to kicking the ladder out from beneath the feet of many Americans struggling in todays economy.
McConnell is exactly right. While the percentage has been declining, coal-fired power plants are still responsible for producing 40 percent of the nations electricity. Yet that is an overall number. Some states are far more dependent, including West Virginia, which garners 97 of its electrical needs from coal. Curtailing coal usage for generating electricity will invariably drive up the cost of purchasing electricity for households and businesses.
The president couldnt care less. Like so many leftists, he has bought into the idea that any challenge to the global warming agenda is tantamount to heresy. We dont have time for a meeting of the flat-Earth society, Obama said. Sticking your head in the sand might make you feel safer, but its not going to protect you from
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Hey, Mitch,, 2005.. the Senate vote for cloture on a comprehensive energy policy, remember Norm Coleman, he voted No, thus wasting an opportunity of a lifetime to free us from imbeciles globally energy wise. His was the 60th vote,, but NNOOOoooOOOooo.
His vote sunk the battleship, you were the Captain, who the hell cares what you think or have to say anymore?
you sucked as ‘leader’ then, still do.