Skip to comments.Obama's War on Coal
Posted on 09/23/2013 2:34:13 PM PDT by jazusamo
Campaigning for the 2008 Democratic nomination for president in Oregon (a must-win state in the Democratic primaries), Barack Obama toadied to environmentally conscious voters. He said on May 17, 2008, "We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK."
In one of those "other countries," Australia, a political earthquake has just ended the six-year reign of the leftist Labor party, which had imposed a steep "carbon tax" on electricity bills. In September, Australians elected a new government pledged to ax that tax.
U.S. voters should learn a political lesson from the stunning Australian victory of Tony Abbott, a Christian conservative, whom the media predicted was unelectable because he is "a right-wing throwback to a bygone era." His first act as prime minister was to abolish the tax-funded Climate Commission, and the Climate Change Authority will soon be disbanded.
On this side of the Pacific, Obama has not gotten the message and has escalated his war on coal. His new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator, Gina McCarthy, announced Obama's plan to use executive power to bypass Congress and limit new coal plants to 1,100 pounds of carbon dioxide (an unattainable reduction from current emissions of about 1,800 pounds) per megawatt-hour.
Ms. McCarthy also announced a schedule to establish emissions limits on existing power plants to become effective within three years. She based the new rules on her assertion that "climate change caused by carbon pollution is one of the most significant public health threats of our time."
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Just another battle in Bammy’s War on America.
” is one of the most significant public health threats of our time.”
No, Obamacare is. Or is that a man-made disaster?
He just lied about this during the 2012 campaign and lot of suckers in Pennsylvania believed him.
Yep, 0care is the man made disaster, climate change from carbon is a scam.
There is not one part of America which does not have a Baraq stamp on it.
Just think of all the time he'd have on his hands if he wasn't trying to pervert the Constitution.
He does not want oil independence and he does not want more coal. The 1,100 pounds per megawatt-hour is only obtainable with the price of electricity being 10 times (or more) than what it is. Obama is a sock puppet being manipulated by special interests.
Obama said he would do this before he was elected. Don’t act surprised. Words cannot express my absolute hate for that man.
Whenever you hear the words “climate change” come out of a politicians mouth, you know that everything that follows is going to be a lie.
...except in the extremely rare cases when the politician is pointing out that man made climate change is a hoax.
Joe Manchin is so incensed about Obama’s war on coal, he sponsored BACKGROUND CHECKS on the private purchase of firearms! Or something.
Let’s hope the people of West Virginia see the light—soon.
THE FOREIGNER cares nothing about AGW on the environment and knows even less about it. How many black environmentalists do you see. NONE. It is all about the Alinsky in him and advancing his communist agenda.
Don’t get mad its not personal. He’s just doing his job. Destorying our economy and installing a totalitarian regime.