Skip to comments.Largest coal producing state slams administration over EPA rules
Posted on 05/01/2014 8:46:19 AM PDT by george76
The American coal industry is accusing the Obama administration of using the Environmental Protection Agency to end the use of coal despite the president's claim of having an "all of the above" energy policy.
the EPA's MATS rules, which go into effect in January 2016, will devastate coal production in America and .. about 60 gigawatts of coal-fired generation coming off-line ..
One of Monseus issues is the way she said the administration is targeting coal, which currently fuels around 40 percent of the electricity produced in the U.S. "Increasingly we face a situation where policy is dictated not by Congressional mandate but rather by executive order and regulatory mandate from the EPA,"
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Obama and his ilk keep up the destruction of American industies and Americam liberty but these pukes keep voting for it!
It’s nowhere in the excerpt, but that state is not WV - it’s WY.
Richard Milhous Nixon: The gift that keeps on giving.
Nixon’s gift just keeps on giving...
It’s a war on cheap electricity.
And, SCOTUS will soon be issuing a decision on CO2. Many are saying that the SCOTUS decision on cross state pollution is an indicator that they will rule for EPA on CO2
yes--that was my first question because i wanted to know just how this state voted in 2012... when i saw it was Wyoming, i knew its 3 electoral votes did not go to Obama...
Yep, he sure loved the Costitution /sarc
Nixon, a RINO Statist.
closing down coal power plants and nuke power plants is only going to lead to electricity shortages and more people dying from the lack of electric power for air conditioning during summer heat waves and from the lack of electric power for heating during winter cold periods.
But the greenies will be happy that there is ‘less pollution’ and that the increased deaths will mean fewer people to “exploit” their sacred mother Gaia planet.
If these coal companies simply refused to bow down to these MARXISTS, then what?
It’s way past time for revolt. F**K these MARXISTS and their ilk.
All the President's (Coal) Men: Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Obama’s Wyoming Giveaway
What really happened in Wyoming last week?
Perhaps we should ask billionaire coal hauler Warren Buffett, the “Oracle of Omaha.”
Energy and climate analysts and Big Green organizations are still staggering around for an answer to the Obama administration's blockbuster news in Wyoming's coalfields last week to greenlight the mining of an estimated 750 million-2.4 billion tons of coal on public lands. According to environmental analysts, “when burned, the coal threatens to release more than 3.9 billion tons of heat-trapping carbon dioxide, equal to the annual emissions from 300 coal-fired power plants.”
As Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar scrambles to explain his wildly exaggerated claims of the coal lease sales from his announcement, the truth is that this mind-boggling announcement comes on the heels of EPA administrator's proposed new rules to crack down on mercury emissions from coal-fired plants — that will, in effect, continue the move away from coal-fired energy.
It would be easy to point an accusing finger at Salazar, the former cowboy senator from neighboring coal-rich Colorado who accepted massive amounts of contributions from dirty energy companies, and whose Bureau of Land Management quietly gave the green light for another 430 million tons of coal at the Antelope strip mine in Wyoming last year (within hours of the EPA’s crackdown on mountaintop removal mining operations in central Appalachia).