Skip to comments.President Obama prepares to take on Big Coal
Posted on 09/16/2013 11:52:39 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
This week will bring a major gut check for President Barack Obamas climate agenda specifically, his appetite to take on coal.
The Environmental Protection Agency is due to release a White House-vetted proposal by Friday that would impose the first-ever limits on greenhouse gases produced by future power plants. It would especially squeeze plants that burn coal, the nations cheapest, most abundant and dirtiest fuel source.
The rule coming this week wouldnt apply to existing power plants EPA will tackle those in a second rule due to be proposed next June and finished a year later. But EPAs proposal is the first major step toward fulfilling Obamas call this summer for his agencies to tackle climate change without waiting for help from a gridlocked Congress.
Coal supporters call it the latest salvo in the presidents war on affordable energy.
Expect to hear a lot about the rule during the next year, especially as Republicans use it as a weapon against coal-state Democrats like Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, West Virginia Rep. Nick Rahall and Kentucky Senate challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes. Meanwhile, environmental groups are expected to mount a major effort to champion the rule, offering both public and legal support while praising Obama for taking on the fight.
Great. We’ll soon have higher utility bills to match our higher health insurance premiums.
He knows that his time is coning up thus this new push .
Big Coal. Is that his nickname for Moochelle?
:: the nations cheapest, most abundant and dirtiest fuel source. ::
I beg to differ, Ms. Martinson. World-wide, wood from old growth forests are ^both^ the most abundant and dirtiest fuel source.
As much as I do not want to pay higher utility prices (some 80% of Missouri’s energy comes from coal) and the other hikes that will be associated with them, I hope obama jams the coal unions to the point of collapse. I hope to see every single union jack-hole who supported his (re)election un-employed. It’s about time that people start suffering as a result of there actions. People that didn’t vote for him, yet are unengaged with suffer, too. That’s also a good thing. Neighbors need to start calling out neighbors for what they have done to this country.
It’s the only way things will change.
I'd like to see every RINO globalist who makes it impossible for a true constitutional conservative to get the nomination take responsibility for Obama being elected and re-elected.
The people who voted for Obama will get Gubmint subsidies.
Again the Middle class gets the shaft.
What is it going to take for just one patriotic power related company to step up to the plate and say “FUBO! We’re gonna build this pipeline and build this power plant! Whatcha gonna do about it?”
Meanwhile the stupid wind farms continue chopping up golden and bald eagles at the rate of dozens each week.
he has been on a full court press against the coal industry from the time he came of the scene.
As the costs of fuel and energy rise, the price of everything rises. Business collapses. The economy tanks. And unemployment soars. Obama is an idiot.
I see. Big Coal is an enemy more dangerous than Assad. Wow.
There are hardly any hurricanes, record ice growth in the North and Obama is destroying the economy because of the hoax called global warming
Curious that the article features an oil refinery pix in story about coal...
Whenever he does this you can be sure he's just had some kind of political defeat...in this case Syria has dealt him the blow.
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