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The administration is not just killing coal
The Charleston Daily Mail ^ | July 1, 2013 | The Editors

Posted on 06/30/2013 10:20:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Not content with pending rules that virtually bar construction of new coal-fired power plants, President Obama directed the U.S. Environ-mental Protection Agency to set limits on how much carbon dioxide the nation's existing electric power plants may emit.

The implications for the American coal industry, coal-fired utilities, and business and residential power customers are enormous.

The Natural Resources Defense Council estimated it would cost utilities $4 billion to comply with new regulations on coal power plants, but the economy would see from $25 to $60 billion in benefits.

This, plainly put, is a crock, and the story behind it is one of dishonest government that should be curbed.

The figures stem from a new construct slipped into a new efficiency standard for microwave ovens.

In 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy declined to set energy conservation standards for microwaves, saying it "has determined that such standards would not be technologically feasible and economically justified."

Four years later, everything had changed. In May Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said his department had finished new efficiency standards for microwaves that would save Americans almost $3 billion by 2030.

Into this seemingly innocuous regulation of soup-nuking devices, the department slipped in a gargantuan redefinition of what it called the "social benefits" of cutting carbon emissions.

In 2010, an interagency group decided that every metric ton of carbon reduced by regulation would count for $21 in "social benefits."(continued)

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; US: Ohio; US: Pennsylvania; US: Virginia; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: coal; economy; globalwarming; obama
The inmates are firmly in control of the asylum.
1 posted on 06/30/2013 10:20:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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2 posted on 06/30/2013 10:26:58 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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dystopia ho!


3 posted on 06/30/2013 10:39:37 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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Wow, I’m shocked a Marxist usurper would pull something like this.


4 posted on 06/30/2013 10:48:44 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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Party time till his party finally gets its rear kicked. What ruthless dictator would refuse the opportunity?


5 posted on 06/30/2013 10:50:08 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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Power industry, just say f*** no!


6 posted on 06/30/2013 11:01:53 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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coal companmies coudl fight this very effectively IF they wanted- but it woudl take pretty big sacrifice- every major company shoudl REFUSE to transport their power to powerr companies aNd effectively cripple the coutnry for as long as it takes to send a VERY clear message that we the peopel are NOT goign to tolorate a tyranical govenrment makign it impossible for busiensses to make it here i nthe US- These companies ARE goign to be sufferign i nthe very near future anyways because of massive regulation- so why not preempt it during a tiem when energy demands are high- and put ALL the blame for all the bad crap that will happen squarekly on dear leader’s shoudlers for his assault on energy- his assault on America?


7 posted on 06/30/2013 11:07:23 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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Obamatollah’s merry Marxists and Moslems will send community-organized mobs to the front lawns of EnergyCo CEO’s.

If that doesn’t work, they’ll use death threats.

Remember, the middle east is funded mainly by OUR purchases of oil.

Crippling our domestic energy is Omoslem’s way of making Mideast oil even more essential to us than it already is.


8 posted on 06/30/2013 11:15:25 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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Obowel’s real target is “clean coal” and fracking.

If we get that scaled up, the Mideast moslems and their little clubs (eg. Al Qaeda) suddenly lose most of their funding b/c we’re buying much less oil and moving to electric generated via huge amounts of clean coal.


9 posted on 06/30/2013 11:17:28 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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Two could play that game.


10 posted on 06/30/2013 11:18:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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Obamatollah’s merry Marxists and Moslems will send community-organized mobs to the front lawns of EnergyCo CEO’s....

Those CEOs should have their lawn sprinklers upgraded to the high pressure, crowd control, fire hose type to discourage trespassers.

11 posted on 07/01/2013 3:48:21 AM PDT by relee ('Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away)
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Yep, they could cut emissions a day or two at a time, preferably in the temperate Spring and Fall and a special nighttime only power cut on August 4.


12 posted on 07/01/2013 3:56:21 AM PDT by relee ('Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away)
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“Social benefits”, what a load.


13 posted on 07/04/2013 11:19:06 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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